September 29, 2023
James Lew

A Villager driving a Tesla was arrested on a drunk driving cost whereas carrying sneakers that didn’t match.

A caller reporting seeing a person, later recognized as 72-year-old James Lew of the Village of Gilchrist, at about 4 p.m. Tuesday on the ABC High-quality Wine & Spirits retailer in Girl Lake, based on an arrest report from the Lake County Sheriff’s Workplace. The caller mentioned Lew “might barely maintain the alcohol he was buying.” The caller offered a dispatcher with the the license plate quantity and an outline of the Tesla, which left the liquor retailer and went by the drive-up at a close-by Arby’s restaurant. The caller famous that Lew had “messy hair” and it seemed like he had “slept in his clothes,” the report mentioned.

The deputy noticed Lew’s Tesla on Rolling Acres Highway and adopted it till initiating a site visitors cease at Micro Racetrack Highway and County Highway 466A after Lew had failed to return to a whole cease on the intersection.

Lew denied he had been ingesting. The deputy requested Lew to step out of the car and he famous the New York native “was carrying two totally different sneakers on his toes.” An unopened bottle of alcohol and meals from Arby’s have been discovered within the car.

Lew struggled by subject sobriety workout routines. He failed to supply an sufficient breath pattern as a result of he wouldn’t correctly blow into the testing machine.

He was arrested on a cost of driving underneath the affect. He was issued a written warning for failure to cease at a pink gentle. He was booked on the Lake County Jail on $1,000 bond.