A 60-year-old Ceres man was arrested Friday morning after he allegedly drove intoxicated and three times backed into a mailbox in the parking lot of the Hope Chest at 1791 Mitchell Road.
Dispatchers received a 9:11 a.m. call about Sukhdev Singh weaving in traffic while driving northbound on Mitchell Road near Fowler. As Officer Brian Petersen was rolling to the scene, another caller reported the same car had backed into the community mailbox at the Hope Chest. A concerned bystander removed the keys from the ignition since he believed the driver was very drunk.
When Officer Petersen asked Singh his driver’s license, he fumbled around and could not prodice it even though Petersen could clearly see it in the wallet.
Singh appeared to be extremely intoxicated and nearly fell over twice as Officer Petersen had Singh exit his vehicle to perform field sobriety test. He admitted buying two bottles of alcohol and drinking them that morning. He was placed under arrest for DUI.
Singh’s rear bumper and trunk showed minor damage from hitting the mailbox. Singh was transported to Doctors Medical Center where an evidentiary forced blood draw blood draw was conducted. He was then booked for DUI.