27-year-old Roberto Cruz was charged with driving under the influence and driving without a license after he was stopped for speeding and admitted to drinking before driving.
On November 8th, Watertown Police Officer Nicholas Deck noticed a vehicle traveling over the speed limit on Sparta Pike. He initiated a traffic stop and found that Roberto Cruz was operating the vehicle.
Per the affidavit, Officer Deck noticed a strong smell of alcohol coming from Roberto. His eyes were reported to be red and watery, and he seemed unstable on his feet. Utilizing Roberto’s roommate as a translator, Officer Deck was informed that he drank two Modelo beers before driving. During a field sobriety test, Roberto showed signs of impairment, and two half-empty Modelo beer bottles were found in the vehicle that were still cold to the touch. A computer check revealed that Roberto did not have a driver’s license.
Roberto Cruz was arrested and charged with driving under the influence and driving without a license. He was later released on a $2,000 bond.