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Two arrested for DUI, both from the same car

Local sheriff’s deputies arrested two young men on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol who were, allegedly, in the same car.

The arrests began with a phone call from a concerned citizen who phoned to report what appeared to be a drunk driver at about 4 p.m. Tuesday.

“The informant called to report a man under the influence in the parking lot of the skate park on Centre Pointe Parkway,” Shirley Miller, spokeswoman for the SCV Sheriff’s Station, said Wednesday.

“And, that they were possibly drinking beer,” she said, referring to the motorist and one passenger.

“Apparently, the driver just had a hard time trying to park,” Miller said.

The suspect driver kept trying to park the car but couldn’t.

“Then, they switched seats,” Miller said of the car occupants.

The caller described the replacement driver as having just as difficult a time trying the park the same car.

When deputies arrived they administered breath tests to both men, each of them 21 years old.

Deputies reported that the tests showed one of the men was twice over the legal limit and the other suspect was slightly under that level.

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