Arrest for Drinking, Driving, Watching Video

A thirty-two-year-old man was arrested for DUI recently while he was apparently watching a video on his cell phone.

According to a report from the Chattooga County Sheriff’s Office, Raymond Eugene Pace was stopped by a sheriff’s deputy after someone called 911 to report that the white, Ford F-150 truck he was driving was weaving on the roadway.

The responding deputy followed the truck to Butler Dairy Road where he then conducted a traffic stop near Sprayberry Hill Lane.  When the deputy approached the vehicle, he saw that the driver had a mobile device placed in front of the instrument cluster of the truck with a video playing.   The deputy asked Pace how much he had to drink, and Pace replied that he had “a few” beers at a friends house.

After testing positive on an alcohol sensor and failing several field sobriety tests, Pace was arrested for DUI, engaging in activities that distract from safe driving and failure to maintain a single lane.