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Corvette stuck on a rock leads to DUI arrest in Hualapais
BAC tested at twice the legal limit

Lester Wayne Sego

Lester Wayne Sego

KINGMAN - Complaints about a possibly intoxicated driver who was revving his engine and honking his horn because his vehicle was stuck on a rock led to two felony and four misdemeanor charges against him.

The Mohave County Sheriff's Office arrested Lester Wayne Sego, 49, of Nephi, Utah, on Sept. 21 at an RV park in the Hualapai Mountains for aggravated DUI - suspended driver's license and aggravated DUI - third DUI, both felonies.

Sego also was charged with DUI, DUI with a blood alcohol concentration over 0.08 percent, extreme DUI with a blood alcohol concentration over 0.15 percent and less than 0.20 percent, and driving with a suspended license, all misdemeanors.

Deputies responded to the park about 2 p.m. and found that a park employee had stalled Sego, whom he believed was intoxicated, as he was trying to get his white Corvette unstuck from the top of a rock.

The park employee told deputies he turned off the car's engine and took Sego's keys away when he got out of the car.

After a field sobriety test, Sego, who reportedly told police he had a beer earlier, was taken into custody and transported to the Mohave County Jail. An analysis there revealed his blood alcohol concentration to be 0.165 percent. Under state law, the legal standard for intoxication is 0.08 percent.

A records check showed Sego to have a suspended driver's license. A criminal history check showed he'd had several DUI convictions within the past seven years.

The vehicle was towed from the scene.


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