PORTAGE — Police say a drunk driver found dozing off at the wheel of a car in the middle of the road handed officers a privilege card instead of a driver’s license and was labeled “Ole Smoky.” He said he found two empty bottles of liquor in his pocket. Tennessee Moonshine. ”
Portage police said they were called at 2:55 a.m. on December 20 and found a Ford Explorer parked east halfway down County Route 700 North of Willow Creek Road.
The driver, later identified as Andres Dilbeck, 32, of Merrillville, was asleep and appeared confused when he was awakened by officers, according to the arrest report.
Dilbeck reportedly told officers that he had had a few beers at a bar in Merrillville. I said I found an empty sake bottle of a book.
People are also reading…
Dilbeck has a blood alcohol level of 0.120, which is 1.5 times the legal limit for drunk driving.
He was taken to Porter County Jail and faces several charges of operating under the influence, including one that he claims endangered others.
Gallery: Recent Arrests Booked for Porter County Jail