Two men were arrested for allegedly driving under the influence after police saw them on the side of the road attempting to get one of their vehicles out of the mud.
Just after 1:00 am on January 24, two men who had allegedly been drinking together at a bar in Evansville, Indiana, were driving down the interstate in separate vehicles after leaving the establishment at the same time.
One man was driving a Camry, and the other was driving a Dakota truck. According to reports, the Camry veered off the road and got stuck in the mud on the shoulder. The man in the Dakota pulled over to see if he could help.
The authorities learned about the situation, and Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s deputies went to the location. When they got there, they reportedly saw the truck near the Camry, and the car was still stuck in the mud.
When the deputies talked to the driver of the car, he reportedly said he didn’t have anything to drink that night. The other man allegedly gave the opposite story and told them they had been drinking at the Marigold Bar.
Both men, who reportedly displayed several indications of intoxication, were taken into custody.
The driver of the Camry, who reportedly had a BAC of .157, is facing preliminary charges of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, operating a vehicle with an alcohol concentration equivalent to .15 or more, and possession of a controlled substance – marijuana/ hashish/ hash oil.
The Dakota driver, whose BAC was reported as .169, is expected to face charges on suspicion of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated and operating a motor vehicle with an alcohol concentration equivalent to .15 or more.
According to jail records, they were both released soon after they were booked.
If you or someone you love is suspected of a DUI offense, contact Orange County criminal defense lawyer Staycie R. Sena at (949) 477-8088 for a consultation now.