An employee called after a man circled through the parking lot not once, twice, or even three times — but four times.
Just before 2 a.m. Dec. 26, officers found the 30-year-old man who ran a red arrow light at Brown Deer Road and Port Washington Road matching the description from the Open Pantry employee.
According to the report:
The man told officers he was just lost and trying to get home to see his wife. He was smoking a cigarette when they pulled him over, so officers were initially unable to detect the smell of alcohol, however, his eyes gave him away. Officers noticed they were bloodshot and glassy, his speech was slurred and he seemed confused.
When asked for his license, the man fumbled through his wallet and eventually provided an identification card, as well as a license. As soon as he exited the car to perform the field sobriety tests, he began swaying. He was unable to keep his balance during the walk and turn test. For the one leg stand test, the man expressed doubt that he’d be able to do it and said that no one would be able to do that. He raised his foot, and then nearly fell over.
He was arrested for operating while under the influence. During the drive back, the man was very upset and agitated, crying and stating he was going to lose his job and insisting he was not drunk. The officer could smell the alcohol though from the front seat according to the report.
The man could not provide sufficient breath samples, so he was taken to St. Mary’s Hospital for a blood test. During the entire booking and transport process, police report he had bizarre behavior, cycling mood swings, repeated questions over and over and that he became loud and aggressive.
He was released to his fiancé at 8:30 a.m. the following morning.