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Border Patrol - Intoxicated Driver Arrested


Last updated 9/7/2017 at 10:38am

El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents at the Highway 86 checkpoint referred a man to the Imperial County Sheriff's Office suspected of driving under the influence Tuesday night.

The incident occurred around 11:15 p.m., when a 31-year-old man in a silver pick-up truck with two minor males, ages 14 and 11, approached the checkpoint.

During the inspection, the agents suspected the man was under the influence.

The agents contacted the Imperial County Sheriff's Office out of concern and safety of the minors in the vehicle.

Ar around 11:45 p.m., a deputy arrived at the checkpoint and conducted a sobriety test to the driver and determined he was intoxicated and arrested him.

The man’s vehicle was impounded and a family member picked up the two minors.

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