Monday, February 24, 2014
Police were called to a local gas station in regards to a “no trespass” notice. The suspect had left the scene, but it turned out to be a man they had dealt with earlier in the day and even given him a ride home.
The officer spotted the suspect and stopped to chat with him.
He admitted to just being at the store and trying to buy beer. He was refused the sale because the clerk told him he was on trespass notice. He told the officer he had no record of being placed on trespass notice from that store but left voluntarily when told to.
The officer then asked where he was headed now and he said to another gas station to buy beer.
He was unsteady on his feet according to the report and the officer asked him if he had been drinking that day.
He said he had four beers, but due to the fact that he was clearly drunk, the officer said he could not guarantee that if given another ride home, the man would stay there.
Officers had already given him a ride home earlier in the day, the report said, and had been called to a nearby bar where this same man was refused service because he was drunk.
Therefore he was arrested for public intoxication and taken to jail.
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