A Sallisaw man was charged Sept. 18 with driving under the influence of alcohol after he was found nodding off while parked inside the bay of a car wash at State Highway 82 and Mayfield.
Vian police were notified about an unresponsive male sitting in a Lincoln Town Car at the car wash. Officers found Brian Fred Jenner, 54, asleep in the vehicle.
When Jenner was startled awake, he tried to exit the car and officers could smell alcohol on him. When asked if he was OK, Jenner said he was “just tired.” Jenner denied having used alcohol recently, then admitted to drinking “two beers” the night before.
Jenner, who police say was unsteady on his feet and had glassy eyes, subsequently failed a field sobriety test and was arrested.
He was transported to the Sallisaw Police Department, where another breath test was performed. The test revealed that Jenner’s blood-alcohol content was 0.18. The legal limit is .08.
The DUI charge is punishable by a fine of up to $1,000 and imprisonment for up to one year with at least one year’s supervision with periodic testing, aftercare and ignition interlock.
Jenner was released on $3,000 bond. His next court appearance is at 9 a.m. Nov. 15.
Laura Brown, KXMX Staff Writer
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