Tempe Police: Man drives with BAC three times legal limit

Tempe Police reported the following incident Thursday:

A 29-year-old Mesa man was arrested Sept. 20 at South Mill Avenue and East Fiesta Lane on suspicion of aggravated DUI, according to a police report.

According to the report, the man’s blood alcohol level was measured by a Breathalyzer test after he was contacted by police and recorded as 0.239 percent, nearly triple the legal limit.

Officers reported he was initially contacted for swerving across lanes multiple times, police reported. Upon contacting the man, officers said the man had difficulty speaking, bloodshot eyes and slow reaction time, according to the report.

A background check revealed that the man had a history of several other DUI arrests and related license revocations, police reported.

Police reported that the man was driving on a suspended license at the time of his arrest, according to the report.

The man was taken to Tempe City Jail, where he was booked and held to see a judge, according to the report.

Reports compiled by Megann Phillips

Reach the reporter at megann.phillips@asu.edu or follow her on Twitter @megannphillips

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