Police Files: August 7, 2019

Ben Hume, Web Editor

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Not under the influence

Two officers were dispatched to lot P51 near the Sharf clubhouse on the night of June 18. The caller said one of the patrons was intoxicated and was attempting to leave. The two officers arrived on the scene and observed a white male sitting in the driver’s seat of a black Dodge Ram, eating his meal from the clubhouse. 

The vehicle was not running and the driver side door was ajar. Sharf employees were with the driver and had parked their golf carts in front of his truck so he could not leave. 

The officers introduced themselves and clearly observed that the man was under the influence. He said he had been drinking and was trying to find an Uber to come take him home. He agreed to take a field sobriety test and blew a .089 blood alcohol content.

The man agreed to hand over his keys and removed his belongings from his truck. The officers told him he could retrieve his keys from the station the following day. With permission from Sharf employees, he was allowed to wait for an Uber at the clubhouse. The officers explained the consequences of driving a motor vehicle while intoxicated. He said he understood and thanked the officers for their help. They cleared the scene without further incident.