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Man experiences the pitfalls of drunken driving, police said

Milwaukee man hit rock bottom when he drove into a construction pit

Dec. 18, 2012

A 21-year-old Milwaukee man was down in the pits after drunkenly driving into one at 2:46 a.m. Dec. 10.

According to the Wauwatosa police report:

The man was on the side of the 1000 block of Mayfair road trying to flag down police when he was picked up. Police, who had a call about an upside-down car lying in the 12-foot deep pit, asked him if it was his.

He said no at first, but then admitted it was his car. When asked where it was, he said "over yonder."

He had a hard time discerning which direction he was driving when the car fell in the pit.

Police asked the man if he had been drinking, which he admitted to. They then asked him to do some standard field sobriety tests (SFSTs), which he failed.

The police report reasons why police arrested the man: a moderate odor of intoxicants, slurred speech, admissions of drinking, lack of geographical awareness, performance on the SFST's and "the fact that the car he was driving was found upside-down in a construction pit."

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