Man charged with DUI after spilling gas; drove off in reverse

21-year-old Samuel Schaumann was charged with DUI and possession of a handgun while under the influence after he spilled gas everywhere while trying to fill up at a local Exxon and then driving off in reverse.

On March 21st, FTO Seth Jackson responded to a call regarding an impaired driver at Exxon on South Cumberland Street. After arriving in the area of Cumberland Center Blvd, the officer located and made contact with Samuel Schaumann close to My Place Hotel. The officer noted that Samuel was driving his vehicle in reverse and yelled at him to stop the vehicle.

Samuel Schaumann (WCSO)

After doing so, the officer noticed that Samuel’s vehicle smelled heavily of gasoline and that gasoline was on the paint near the gas tank where he missed while attempting to fill up. An Exxon employee told officers that he noticed the vehicle was still on when Samuel was trying to fill it up but ended up spilling gas everywhere.

Officer Jackson asked Samuel to step out of the vehicle and noted the immediate odor of alcohol on Samuel’s breath and person, he had red watery eyes, and had trouble forming proper sentences. The officer offered to conduct standard field sobriety tests, but Samuel declined to consent. The officer also noted that he observed loaded magazines and a Glock 19 case containing the weapon in plain view.

Samuel Schaumann was arrested and charged with driving under the influence and possession of a handgun while under the influence. He was later released on his own recognizance.

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