LEBANON, Missouri- Lebanon police report an alert and responsible Applebee’s employee stepped in and made the call to report an impaired driver Thursday night. The caller told police the driver’s name and said he was leaving the parking lot in a silver truck.

“I located the suspect vehicle and followed it observing the vehicle weaving between the center line and the turn lane. As we made the turn at the intersection of Millcreek and Elm I observed the vehicle cross both right side tires over into the turn lane. I initiated my emergency equipment (lights) and conducted a traffic stop at the Cenex gas station, ” the officer said.

The driver was a 31 year-old man from Crocker and the officer could smell the odor of alcohol coming from inside the vehicle. His eyes were watery, glassy and bloodshot, the officer added.

“After performing poorly on the field sobriety tests administered I determined suspect was impaired and placed him under arrest. When speaking with suspect at the police department I could smell a strong odor of intoxicants coming from his breath. After a 15 minute observation period I obtained a breath sample from suspect which showed the suspect’s blood alcohol content to be .147%, ” the officer concluded in his report.

A DWI is defined as driving with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of: 0.08% or more.

The man was issued summonses for Driving While Intoxicated Fail to Maintain Single Lane.


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