Lake Havasu City Police officers responded to a Lake Havasu Avenue restaurant after receiving reports of an intoxicated driver, who was allegedly urinating in public. The alleged driver, identified as 22-year-old Topock resident Shoni J. Otero, was questioned by officers at the scene.

According to police, Otero appeared to be visibly intoxicated while speaking with officers, and officers could smell a strong odor of alcohol on his breath. Otero was detained at the scene, and agreed to perform a series of field sobriety tests, which he was allegedly unable to complete.

Otero allegedly admitted to driving while under the influence of alcohol, and was arrested at the scene. A search of Otero’s vehicle allegedly yielded a partially-empty bottle of rum. Otero was transported to Lake Havasu City Jail, where a test of his breath allegedly showed a blood-alcohol concentration of 0.268%, which is more than three times the legal limit to drive in Arizona.

Otero has been charged with disorderly conduct and extreme DUI.


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