An inebriated patron who tried to drive away from the Blue Horse Bar on Mitchell Road didn't get very far. Juan Mendez, 24, of Modesto, allegedly drove over a curb and high-centered the car on it and couldn't get the car moving again.
A citizen flagged down Officer Josh Klinge at 1:44 a.m. on Sunday morning to report the incident out of concern for a drunken driver.
Mendez was arrested for public drunkenness. Although he had no license, officers could not prove that Mendez or his friend was behind the wheel at the time and could not arrest him for driving without a license.