Intoxicated man calls police when he runs out of gas, then asks to take blood test during arrest

feat Oneal, Robert

31-year-old Robert Oneal was charged with DUI after he called police because he ran out gas and was stranded, and was then observed to be intoxicated. While being detained, he asked the officer if he could take a blood test.

On July 14th An officer responded to a call to assist a motorist stranded at 1922 Sparta Pike. Upon arrival, he spoke with the driver of the vehicle, Robert Oneal. Oneal stated that he had been on his way to pick up cigarettes when his car ran out of gas. The officer noticed that his breath and person smelled like alcohol, he was slurring his words, his eyes were red and glassy, and that his footing was unsteady.

Robert Oneal (WCSO)
Robert Oneal (WCSO)

When the officer asked if Oneal had anything to drink, he admitted that he had some wine earlier in the night and had taken some prescription muscle relaxers. According to the affidavit, he failed each segment of the field sobriety test. Oneal was taken into custody shortly after. Oneal asked if he could have a blood test completed and was told yes. Oneal was then transported to have his information logged in to the database.

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

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