The holidays were just a bit too bright for one man when he got lost trying to find his Fox Point home Christmas Eve.
The kicker? He's lived in the same home for 15 years.
A thought a driver was lost after he made a u-turn, then slowed and stopped just behind the officer near West Manor Circle at 2:08 a.m. Dec. 24. When the officer got out and walked over to see if the man needed directions, he said he was lost trying to get home to Fox Point. When the officer asked where the man was coming from, he said, “Ugh.”
The officer could smell alcohol on the man’s breath and noticed his eyes were glassy and bloodshot. When asked for his license, the man pulled out about 10-15 different types of plastic and paper cards while passing his license three times, according to the report.
The officer asked if the man had been drinking. “Not much,” he said.
After performing field sobriety tests, he was arrested for operating while intoxicated. When the officer cuffed him, the man said he was sorry and asked if he could be given a break, the report said. While searching him, the man asked several more times if he could be given a break.
He kept repeating he was unfamiliar with the area — no less than 10 times, according to the report — throughout the entire search and arrest procedure and continued stating this during the trip back to the station. When the officer asked the man how long he’d lived in the area, he said 15 years. He had a blood alcohol level of 0.19. His mother picked him up at 5:54 a.m.