Lake Havasu City Police officers were called to a Cherry Tree Boulevard address Thursday after receiving reports of a vehicle trapped in a ditch. Officers arrived at the scene and found the vehicle’s driver, identified as 52-year-old Anthony W. Whitacre, who was allegedly on probation for DUI charges.
According to police, Whitacre appeared to be visibly intoxicated at the scene, and had difficulty following simple directions. As a condition of Whitacre’s probation, he was not permitted to drive without an ignition interlock device in his vehicle, which he was allegedly lacking. According to police, one half-full can of beer was found in Whitacre’s vehicle, as well as a half-full container of vodka.
Whitacre was allegedly unable to complete a series of field sobriety tests, and was arrested at the scene. He was transported to Lake Havasu City Jail, where he allegedly told police he felt as though he may have a blood-alcohol concentration of 0.14.
A test of Whitacre’s breath allegedly showed a blood-alcohol concentration of 0.35 – nearly four times the legal limit to drive in Arizona.