Washington Mo. Man Detained for DWI in Eureka

The Eureka Police have apprehended a 55-year-old man from Washington, Mo., on suspicions of drunk driving. According to the report, the man was seen crossing the middle line of West Fifth Street multiple times in his SUV. The incident occurred around 9:20 p.m. on March 16, when an officer noticed the man leaving the White Castle restaurant parking lot in a 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe. The officer stopped the SUV after observing the driver having difficulty maintaining his lane on West Fifth Street.

The vehicle was pulled over near the America’s Best Inn on 1725 W. Fifth St. The man reportedly seemed inebriated and admitted to having consumed a few beers. The suspect failed the sobriety tests conducted in the field and was taken to the police station. There, it was discovered that he had previously been arrested on suspicion of drunk driving at least once.

Captain Michael Werges said the man was let go with a citation for alleged DWI and improper lane use and was instructed to present himself in Eureka Municipal Court. He was released to a sober driver from the police station.

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