Sober Man Arrested for DUI

The city of Surprise, Arizona, has an unwelcome surprise for 64-year-old retired firefighter Jessie Thornton: its police officers can tell whether a person is drunk simply by looking in his eyes, breathalyzer test be damned!

Christopher Sign of ABC15 has the scoop:

"He (the officer) walked up and he said 'I can tell you're driving DUI by looking in your eyes,'" said Thornton. [...]

According to documents provided to ABC15 from the City of Surprise, Thornton was taken to police headquarters where he took a breathalyzer test.

The test, according to the police documents came back with a blood alcohol level of 0.000.

"Yes, I do the breathalyzer and it comes back zero, zero, zero," said Thornton.

While in custody, a "DRE" or drug recognition expert is called to test Thornton.

"After he did all the tests, he says, 'I would never have arrested you, you show no signs of impairment,'" said Thornton.


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A friend of mine was arrested for a DUI while sitting in his living room.

We were partying in his house and a drunk driver ran into his car that was parked on the street and then drove off. When we reported the incident to the cops to get a police report he was arrested and charged with a DUI.

The only thing that saved him is the drunk driver lost a piece of his front grill at the scene and then smashed into a telephone pole a mile away...... but even with all that it took weeks and thousands in lawyer bills for him to clear his name.
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