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Tempe Police: Man fails to stay in lane, tests reveal he's intoxicated

Tempe Police reported the following incident Wednesday:

A 24-year-old Tempe man was arrested Nov. 8 on the 800 block of South Rural Road on suspicion of aggravated driving under the influence, according to a police report.

Officers contacted the man during a vehicle stop when he failed to stay in his lane, the report said.

Police said he had bloodshot eyes and there was a distinct odor of alcohol inside his vehicle, according to the report.

When officers asked to see the man's driver's license and vehicle papers, he fumbled with his wallet to locate his ID card and could not find the papers, police said.

Police asked the man if his license was suspended since he only had an ID card and he said it was, according to the report.

When asked why it was suspended, the man said it was because of a DUI, police reported.

Police asked the man if he had consumed alcohol that night and he said he had been drinking five “Vegas Bombers,” which he said contained Captain Morgan Rum. The man was slurring his speech, according to the report.

The officers asked the man to step outside his vehicle and he could not stand or balance without swaying and there was a distinct odor of alcohol emitting from his breath, police said.

Police asked him if he was drunk and he said he was, according to the report.

The man submitted to Field Sobriety Tests that revealed he was impaired, police reported. The man also had a Breath Alcohol Content of .165 percent, according to the report.

The man’s license had been suspended last year as a result of a DUI conviction. There was a second suspension later that year, and a third suspension earlier this year with an indefinite end date, police reported.

The man was transported to Tempe City Jail where he was booked and held, according to the report.

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