Sunday, May 4, 2014
Georgetown Police responded to a call on Church Street April 25, regarding an erratic driver in the tractor of an 18-wheeler (without a trailer attached) attempting to park in his yard.
The neighbor reporting the incident told police the driver had backed into a chain link fence and a vehicle in a neighboring yard, pushing it into the fence and almost into the house.
The officer met with the driver who was still sitting behind the wheel of the tractor in his yard. The officer smelled the strong odor of alcohol and observed two open bottles of beer on the rear floorboard. The driver handed the officer the two bottles while denying that the beer was in the tractor at all, telling the officer he was seeing things.
The officer reported the driver’s speech was slurred, he was extremely lethargic and his eyes were glassy.
The driver slowly climbed out of the cab, was swaying on his feet and, after searing for his license for 10 minutes, was unable to locate it. The driver told police he had only had two beers. He told police he had been up for 16 hours and would not take a Field Sobriety Test. Police charged him with DUI. The driver also refused a breath analysis test. He was then booked for DUI, Open Container, Driving Under Suspension, 2nd Offense. His license was automatically suspended (again) for refusing the breath analysis.
The damage to the neighbor’s vehicle was estimated at $1,000. The fence was collapsed under the vehicle. The driver had managed to push the vehicle 20-feet backwards before stopping, according tot he incident report.