Solon Police said the man was too disoriented to talk. He claimed he’d run out of gas but wouldn’t let police push his car from the road.
SOLON, OH — The blinking hazard lights of a car parked in the west lane of Aurora Road caught the attention of police on Black Friday. The driver was too disoriented to talk to officers and was arrested, police said. It was 3:30 p.m.
Police said they spotted the stationary car, in the middle of the road, not far from Liberty Ford on Aurora Road. When officers tried to talk to the driver, a 48-year-old man from Wickliffe, they found him disoriented.
The man said he had run out of gas. An officer offered to help push his car out of the road, but the driver did not understand, police said. Officers suspected the man was having “cognitive difficulties.”
These were signs the man was impaired, so officers ran him through a series of field sobriety tests. He was then arrested and taken to Solon Jail.
At the jail, the man took a breath test and blew a .004. He was also asked to submit a urine sample, which is being analyzed by the Ohio State Highway Patrol lab. Subscribe
As of right now, police said the man is charged with operating a vehicle impaired. Additional charges may be added when the lab results are returned, police said. https://patch.com/ohio/solon/drunken-driver-arrested-parking-aurora-road?utm_source=oath&utm_medium=rss&utm_term=police%20&%20fire&utm_campaign=recirc&utm_content=oath&yptr=yahoo