A 52-year-old Eureka man was arrested for suspicion of driving whereas intoxicated after he allegedly was seen consuming exterior the QuikTrip, 290 E. Fourth St., then shopping for extra beer there earlier than driving away. Police additionally discovered open beer cans within the car the suspect was driving, Eureka Police reported.
An off-duty Eureka Police officer known as the Police Station at about 11:30 a.m. Nov. 6 after he allegedly noticed the person drink a Pure Mild beer earlier than coming into the QuikTrip comfort retailer and buy a 24-pack of Pure Mild beer earlier than returning to a purple 2004 Ford Explorer. An on-duty officer arrived on the gasoline station because the SUV left the parking zone and drove onto Fourth Avenue. The officer allegedly noticed the driving force run a cease signal earlier than turning onto Central Avenue, in response to the report.
The officer adopted the Explorer on Central Avenue to Fifth Avenue after which Meramec Boulevard, the place the officer stopped the SUV close to Hilltop Village Middle Drive. The officer reported the driving force appeared intoxicated, however the man mentioned he had not had something to drink. He additionally allegedly informed the officer he had drunk lots the evening earlier than, in response to the report.
The person allegedly failed area sobriety assessments and was arrested. After the arrest, the officer allegedly discovered an open beer can within the pocket behind the entrance passenger seat, six extra opened beer cans within the SUV and an open 24-pack of Pure Mild beer within the rear passenger seat, the report mentioned.
The person was taken to the Police Station, the place he was booked and launched to a sober driver. He additionally was issued summonses to seem in Eureka Municipal Court docket for alleged DWI, having open containers of alcohol in a car and disobeying a cease signal, Lt. Michael Werges mentioned.