One argument with wife and 3 beers later, man gets DUI after U-turns on highway

57-year-old Charles Davis was charged with DUI and refusal to submit to test after he was pulled over for speeding, he admitted to drinking three 12 ounce beers and described himself as “too heavy” to complete a field sobriety test.

On October 19th, Shelby County Sheriff’s Deputy Hunt was dispatched to Highway 51 North of Watkins Road for a DUI call. Upon arrival to the area, the deputy noticed a vehicle moving at high speeds in and out of lanes. Also, the deputy witnessed him do two U-turns while on Highway 51. Contact was then made with Charles Davis who was noticed to have glassy eyes and slurred speech.

Charles Davis (SCSO)
Charles Davis (SCSO)

Davis stated he had three 12oz beers at 8 p.m. that same night after arguing with his wife. When Davis was removed from the vehicle he was unsteady on his feet. He was asked if he could walk to which he stated he was too heavy. Davis was then read implied consent as well as his Miranda Warning which he refused. A search warrant was placed for a blood draw but Davis refused to cooperate.

Charles Davis was arrested and charged with DUI and refusal to submit to test. He was released on his own recognizance.

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