Alabama Man Arrested for DUI in Chattooga County

An Alabama man was arrested over the weekend for a DUI when Deputies noticed his parked car at a local gas station.

Early in the morning on December 26th, a Chattooga County Sheriff Deputy on patrol noticed a parked vehicle at a gas station that kept flashing the brake lights. Given the early hour, and the fact that the gas station was closed, Deputies pulled in and spoke to the driver of the vehicle. Christopher Estrada was identified as the driver, seemed somewhat confused as he kept trying to start the vehicle with the push-to-start button, but was not able to. Deputies noticed a strong odor of alcohol coming from Mr. Estrada and asked him to step out of the vehicle.

Mr. Estrada exited the vehicle and kept displaying nervous behaviors, while explaining to Deputies that he was headed home to Valley Head, Alabama after visiting with a friend. Mr. Estrada admitted to having one beer initially, then changed his mind and said four beers. After this, Deputies asked if Estrada would have problems with the Field Sobriety Test, to which he said no. The Alco-Sensor test showed an positive reading of .099. Mr. Estradas license also showed as suspended in March on 2020 for a DUI.

Mr. Estrada was placed under arrest and transported to the Chattooga County Jail.