Monday, August 15, 2016

Man who mistakenly drove to police office to pay utilities bill arrested on suspicion of DUI

Police arrested a 49-year-old man who mistakenly drove to a Washington State Patrol office after smoking marijuana in an attempt to pay a public utility bill.

The man arrived at the Burlington WSP office at around 6am on Friday, WSP Sgt. Mark Francis said. The man parked his car and walked into the office, where he attempted to pay his PUD bill.

Troopers told the man state patrol had nothing to do with public utilities, WSP said, but the man insisted he had paid his bill at the office before. The man appeared confused, and smelled of marijuana.

When asked if he had been smoking marijuana, the man said he had and that “it was a lot,” according to troopers. The man was arrested on suspicion of DUI involving drugs, although the trooper never saw him drive.

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