Drunken driver found well over the legal limit

Man had a blood alcohol concentration of .201 percent

James W. Thompson

James W. Thompson

KINGMAN - The Mohave County Sheriff's Office said a man reportedly observed driving five miles an hour down the road was found to be intoxicated more than two-times over the legal limit.

Sheriff's Spokeswoman Trish Carter said deputies got two calls beginning at 1:30 a.m. on the morning of Saturday, Oct. 1 about a driver behind the wheel of a 4-door gray Pontiac who appeared to be intoxicated.

After receiving the second call from an employee of a truck stop in the 900 block of W. Beale Street, deputies found the driver, identified as 64-year-old James W. Thompson, of Golden Valley.

Deputies stopped Thompson in the 600 block of Beale after reportedly seeing him driving around 5 miles per hour in the 35 mile per hour zone.

Carter said that Thompson told the deputies he "may have had a few drinks."

A records check revealed Thompson to have a suspended driver's license. Following the field sobriety tests, Thompson was arrested and transported to the Mohave County Sheriff's Office where his blood alcohol concentration was reportedly found to be .201 percent.

He was transported to the Mohave County Jail without incident and booked on charges of aggravated DUI, aggravated DUI with a blood alcohol concentration over .08 percent, aggravated DUI with a blood alcohol concentration over .15 percent and less than 20 percent and aggravated super extreme DUI with a blood alcohol concentration over .20 percent, all felonies.