Man with flat tire and missing mirror charged with DUI

23-year-old Mitchell Burnham was charged with driving under the influence after being pulled over for swerving on West Main Street in Lebanon.

On March 2nd, Officer Matt Lanius was trailing a vehicle on West Main Street that he observed crossing out of the lane multiple times. The officer stopped the vehicle near Lei Lani Drive and made contact with the driver, later identified as Mitchell Burnham. The officer recognized the smell of alcohol on Mitchell’s breath and person and he had red watery eyes and slurred speech. According to the affidavit, Mitchell admitted to drinking between eight and ten beers.

Mitchell Burnham (WCSO)
Mitchell Burnham (WCSO)

The officer noted the driver’s side of the vehicle had sustained damage, as it was missing a mirror and had a flat tire. The officer also noted the observation of an open beer can in the console and another in the back seat. Mitchell was asked to step out of the vehicle and he was unsteady on his feet. He could not adequately perform sobriety tasks. The officer believed Mitchell to be impaired and requested a search warrant for a blood draw, which was granted.

Mitchell Burnham was arrested and charged with driving under the influence. He was later released on his own recognizance.

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