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West Bopp Road and South San Joaquin Road, July 18, 7:46 p.m.

A passenger, who fell out of a moving vehicle, led deputies to a drunk driver with a host of medical problems and uncomfortable shoes, a Pima County Sheriff's Department report stated.

When deputies questioned the passenger--who neighbors said appeared to be drunk--he alleged that he had gotten into an argument with the Dodge Durango's driver. Deputies proceeded to the driver's residence.

They found a vehicle matching the Durango's description at the address provided by the man. Deputies alleged that the engine was still running and the doors were unlocked.

Deputies made contact with the car's owner and his wife, both of whom allegedly had bloodshot eyes, smelled of alcohol and walked with a stagger.

The driver reportedly said he, his wife and the man who fell out of the car had been eating at a pizza establishment. On the way back, he told deputies, he decided to go into the desert to look at a sign for a piece of property he was interested in purchasing. This caused an argument between the driver and his friend, and his friend got out of the moving Durango on his own accord, the man claimed.

The report said the driver gave conflicting statements about whether he'd had anything to drink and whether he should have been driving. Deputies asked the man to submit to a field sobriety test; he reportedly consented.

Prior to the test, deputies asked the man if he had any illnesses. The man reportedly told them he had hepatitis-C and was allergic to the olive tree in front of his house. Deputies asked the man if he had any problems with his equilibrium; the man claimed he was diagnosed with an ear infection several months ago. His physician told him it would give him problems with his balance, the record said.

Next, the deputy asked the man if he had any injuries to his legs, knees, ankles, feet, hips or back. The report said his reply was difficult to understand, but the man claimed to have broken both ankles, had surgery on his wrist and had difficult-to-explain injuries to his neck, back and hips.

Finally, the deputy asked the man if he had comfortable shoes on. The man said no, the record stated.

According to the report, the man had numerous problems with his sobriety test. Deputies had him blow into a breath tester, which came back with a reading of 0.199.

Authorities placed the man under arrest. When they were patting him down, he reportedly volunteered that he had marijuana in his pocket. Deputies found the small amount of marijuana and two partially smoked joints inside a film canister in his left pocket, the record stated.

The report said that the driver did not appear to be at fault for his friend's "very poor decision" to jump out of the moving car.


At Least They Have Each Other

West Ina Road and North Camino de Oeste, July 16, 1:55 a.m.

A woman drove into her fiancé's mailbox and let the air out of his tires after she got into one of her anxiety-ridden "states," according to a PCSD report.

The 44-year-old man told deputies he was inside when he heard hissing coming from the front. When he walked outside, he alleged, his fiancée was letting the air out of his tires.

His future bride reportedly then hopped into her car. The man said she inched up to his mailbox and started driving forward, uprooting it.

Earlier in the evening, he alleged, his fiancée started tossing clothes out of the closet and pulling drawers out of the dresser.

Deputies told the man that if his fiancée were located, she'd be arrested for criminal damage and disorderly conduct. The man protested, reportedly saying that he'd rather have his fiancée go to a hospital for evaluation.

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