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Driver Passed Out in Drive Thru

Posted 4/7/2014 11:07 AM by MDGREGORY

On April 4th at approximately 00:25 a.m., Spokane Valley Sheriff’s Deputies Todd Miller and Tyler Kullman responded to a report of a person who appeared to be passed out in his vehicle. The vehicle was blocking the drive-thru at Jack in the Box located at 1505 North Pines in Spokane Valley.

They contacted the driver of the vehicle still parked with the engine running at the preview board in the drive-thru. Deputy Miller observed the driver, identified by a Washington ID card as 34-year-old Johnathan E. Meyers, had poor balance, slow movements, slurred speech, red glassy eyes and had an odor of an alcoholic beverage omitting from his breath as he spoke.

Deputy Miller asked Meyers to submit to field sobriety evaluations. After the evaluations, based on Deputy Miller’s training and experience, Meyers was arrested for driving while intoxicated. Deputy Miller learned Meyers’ driving privileges where suspended in the 1st degree and had 4 prior DUI convictions. He also was required to have an Ignition Interlock Device in his vehicle which he did not have.

Meyers was transported and booked in the Spokane County Jail for Felony DUI due to his past convictions and Misdemeanors for Driving While License Suspended 1st Degree and Ignition Interlock Violation.

A search warrant was obtained for a blood draw and a sample was sent to the lab for testing.