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On Sunday, April 13, 2014, at approximately 6:08 P.M., the California Highway Patrol (CHP) Bishop Communication Center received a 911 call of a possible drunk driver at the Crowley Lake General Store.
A Bridgeport Area CHP officer and sergeant responded and were able to locate the vehicle, a dark colored Toyota Tundra, stopped in the middle of the roadway on the 300 block of Willow Brook Road in Crowley Lake.
The CHP officer conducted an enforcement stop on the vehicle and contacted the driver, a Crowley Lake man. The CHP officer observed signs consistent with alcoholic beverage consumption and conducted a DUI investigation.
The CHP officer administered a series of field sobriety tests, which included utilization of the preliminary alcohol screening device which indicated the man's blood alcohol content was approximately .32% to .33%, four times legal limit of .08%.
The man was arrested for driving under the influence, he was issued a notice suspending his driving privilege, and was booked into the Mono County Jail in Bridgeport.
Lieutenant R. D. Cohan, commander of the CHP's Bridgeport Area commented, "Most medical professionals agree that alcohol levels of between .35% and .40% result in unconsciousness and death....it's is hard to imagine this individual was driving a car at a .32% blood alcohol level. I am very happy CHP personnel were able to locate (this resident) and ultimately assure he has the privilege to wake up tomorrow morning."