A 40-year-old Caledonia man was cited for suspicion of drunk driving (first offense), operating left of center and failing to stop for a police officer at 2:07 a.m. Sunday in the 6300 block of Douglas Avenue.
Because the man drove his car left of center, the officer conducted a traffic stop, according to a report by the Caledonia Police Department,
When the officer spoke to the man, the officer noticed the man had glassy-looking eyes, slurred his speech and smelled of alcohol. The man failed the field sobriety test. Later he told the officer he had “two or three cocktails earlier in the evening,” picked up his friend at a bar on Douglas Avenue and while at the bar had a beer.
While the man’s blood-alcohol level was .067 and .066, which does not exceed the prohibited level of .08; the officer felt the man’s driving was still impaired because of his driving left of center, and other physical impairments, said Lt. Gary Larsen, of the Caledonia Police Department.