Embattled zookeepers Jeff and Lauren Lowe have been arrested Saturday in a DUI case, and certainly one of them stated they have been certainly “burning off some steam” earlier.
“We wish to apologize for the poor judgement we displayed final evening,” Jeff Lowe, 56, said in a press release to his zoo’s verified Instagram account. He referred to as their jail go to “a lot deserved.”
Cops reportedly arrested the couple Saturday at round 1:50 a.m. on suspicion of driving underneath the affect. An officer noticed a white Ranger Rover with the Oklahoma tags “TGRK1NG” leaping a curb at excessive pace whereas leaving a parking zone, in line with the police report obtained by KROF. The license plate is fairly ironic. Although the Lowes have been featured within the Netflix docuseries Tiger King, the present was named after and centered most on rival zookeeper Joseph Maldonado-Passage aka Joe Unique.
As for the DUI allegation, Lauren Lowe, 30, leaned out the driving force’s facet door and referred to as for assist in “slurred speech,” police stated. The backseat passenger and Jeff Lowe, who was sitting in entrance, exited the automobile, cops stated. Jeff Lowe entered the driving force’s seat, officers stated. The officer on the scene placed on his squad automobile overhead lights.
“Lauren remained exterior the automobile and Jeffery started to drive northbound on N. Pennsylvania Ave. till pulling in to a parking zone at 2600 N. Pennsylvania Ave,” police stated. “Previous to coming into the parking zone, Jeffery modified lanes from the within lane to the skin lane with out signaling.”
Based on the narrative, the arresting officer knocked on the window and smelled a powerful odor of alcohol because the male suspect stepped out. The defendant was described as having issue standing, seeming to be uncoordinated, and having slurred speech. Jeff Lowe failed a gaze check, gave an preliminary breath check on the police station of .18 BrAC, and a second at .17 BrAC, officers stated.
In his assertion, Lowe didn’t handle intimately what occurred earlier than the arrest, besides to acknowledge ingesting. He referred to as the final weeks painful after they misplaced their “kids the way in which we did.” (The federal authorities not too long ago seized dozens of lions, tigers, and other big cats from the couple’s Tiger King Park in Thackerville, Oklahoma. Authorities made allegations of poor care.)
“Whereas burning off some steam Friday evening, we misplaced observe of simply how many individuals have been handing us drink,” Jeff Lowe stated in his assertion on the DUI case. “As lots of you in all probability know, in case you line up too many, you hardly ever cease till it’s too late. This can be a lesson I preached to my children for 12 years.” He added, “I ought to have adopted my very own recommendation.”
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