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What Not to Do if You’re Stopped for a DUI

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

In the what-not-to-do-if-you're-stopped-for-a-DUI department:


DUI Suspect Gave Officer Miller Lite When Asked for License

Seattle, WA.  June 17 — A drunken man who was stopped by police handed the officer a Miller Lite when asked for his license, police said.

Shortly before 9 p.m. June 8, police were called about a DUI suspect near the 7-Eleven at 18012 West Valley Highway in Kent. A caller said the driver was erratic as he pulled into the parking lot, and police said three people watched Medina urinating next to his blue Chevrolet car.

"Upon arrival I observed a subject matching the description exit the store holding a plastic sack that contained a can of Miller (Lite)," Detective Matt Lorette wrote in a probable cause document. "The subject denied driving the vehicle and was having difficulty walking."

Medina denied driving the Chevy and tried to walk away, though he had trouble doing so.

"I asked him for his driver's license and he handed me the can of Miller Lite," Lorette wrote.

Lorette eventually gave his identification card, and once he was put in handcuffs police said he was upset.

"Omar became combative and said he was an assassin for the US Government," Lorette wrote. "While at the jail I advised him of his rights which he said he did not understand (and) said he did not respect my authority/organization."

Police said Medina then refused to take a breath test and repeated his earlier statements about being a killer…


This would not be my recommended approach to a DUI investigation…
 

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