A 32 year old man was arrested March 24 on suspicion of drunk driving when his Mitsubishi Montero struck another vehicle at around 8 in the morning on Interstate 20 near the Almon Road exit.
Witnesses relate that they noticed the defendant's driving was over 90 miles per hour and erratic while weaving in and out of traffic. One of the witnesses recalls seeing the defendant relieving himself on the side of the road only minutes before the accident.
The victim was driving a GMC Yukon when they observed the Montero driving close behind them recklessly. The defendant struck the Yukon, forcing it to cross all traffic lanes and end up colliding with the medial wall head on before coming to a stop. NCSO Sgt. Courtney Morrison stated that the Montero also hit the front of the victim's car a second time before his own vehicle stopped.
The first deputy to arrive at the crash scene inquired if the defendant needed medical attention when they "observed [the defendant] stumbling around the driver's side door, got in an attempted to crank the engine," Morrison said.
When the deputy saw the defendant was unstable on his feet, had slurred speech, and smelled like alcohol the officer asked him to take a field sobriety test, which the defendant refused. At this, the deputy arrested him, at which point the defendant became "belligerent, combating and uncooperative."
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