sober man dui. A sober man getting arrested for drunken driving.. Now I think that I’ve officially heard it all.. The police report said the man “looked drunk.”
Jessie Thornton, 64, was pulled over this weekend in Surprise, Arizona for drunk driving. But Thornton wasn’t drunk. He took a breathalyzer test and registered a 0.000 blood alcohol level. Still, officers arrested the sober man for a DUI because they just knew that he was drunk.
Thornton said: “’An officer walked up and he said ‘I can tell you’re driving DUI by looking in your eyes.’ I take my glasses off and he says, ‘You’ve got bloodshot eyes.’ I do the breathalyzer and it comes back zero, zero, zero.”
Thornton was then taken to the police station where he was examined by a DRE, drug recognition expert.
Thornton told ABC News: “After he did all the tests, he says, ‘I would never have arrested you, you show no signs of impairment.’ ”
Thornton wasn’t drinking that night but he still suffered the consequences of a DUI. His car was impounded and the Arizona MVD suspended his license and ordered that he take a drinking and driving class.