Police Beat

Getting faded

A man was cited for driving under the influence in the Canyon del Oro High School parking lot in the late hours of Sunday, March 11, according to an Oro Valley Police Department report. 

The man’s car was subsequently found in the school’s parking lot, with music blaring and the passenger window down, though the car was not running when the officer approached the vehicle.

The responding officer noticed the strong smell of alcohol coming from the vehicle and asked the man to step outside, when the officer saw an empty vodka bottle inside the vehicle. 

The officer also noticed the man’s red, watery eyes and slurred speech, and asked him if he’d been drinking, which he denied at first. 

According to the report, the man and the car’s passenger were in the area after he picked her up from work, wanting to listen to loud music without angering their parents. 

He subsequently failed multiple field sobriety tests and blew a .188 on the breathalyzer, resulting in the charge of driving under the influence to the slightest degree, in addition to a charge for DUI .08 or above, and released just after midnight, the report said.

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