Stay in your own lane: Memphis man gets DUI

23-year-old Noah Allen was charged with driving on a suspended license, driving under the influence, public intoxication, and reckless driving after swerving around a police patrol car and almost striking the left side of the vehicle.

On July 18th, Officers Renix and Jones, a request for additional units to a DUI traffic stop at I-420/I-55. Lieutenant White had stopped a man in a 2019 Dodge Ram 2500 on the interstate after witnessing the driver straddling. White stated that the truck approached the cruiser at high speeds and began to tailgate him. Then the truck attempted to swerve around him and nearly struck the left side of his vehicle. White at that point pulled Noah Allen over and proceeded to call for back up. When Officer Renix arrived at the scene he spoke with Noah through his driver window and noticed there was the distinct smell of alcohol coming from within the vehicle.

Noah Allen (SCSO)
Noah Allen (SCSO)

After removing Allen from the vehicle, officers noted he smelled of alcohol, was unsteady on his feet, and that his eyes were glazed. When officers searched for Allen’s driver’s license number in their database, it returned that his license had been expired since October of 2019 due to accumulated points. Officers also identified that the suspect’s temporary tags were expired. The officers then changed locations to 3201 Millbranch Road to perform a field sobriety test, and Allen agreed to take a breathalyzer test. Allen failed the sobriety test and was arrested, and his vehicle was towed to the city lot along with the boat attached to the hitch.

Noah Allen was arrested and charged with driving while license suspended, revoked or canceled, driving under the influence, public intoxication, and reckless driving. His bond was set at $1,000.

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