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After Blowing .162, Man Tells Police: "Okay, I'm Drunk"

Shrewsbury Police said the New Mexico man also had DWI convictions in Texas and Kansas.

A man who drove 30 mph on Interstate 44 while swerving across his driving lane now faces a drunk driving charge, Shrewsbury Police said.

Dennis Jackson, 62, of Fruitland, NM, was charged Feb. 11 with driving while intoxicated as a persistent offender, a felony. Jackson has two previous DWI convictions, one in Texas in 2003 and another in Kansas in 1977.

Shrewsbury Police reported that Jackson was driving 30 mph on I-44 at Shrewsbury Avenue while failing to maintain a single lane at 2:16 a.m. May 26. A patrolman pulled him over and noticed a strong odor of alcohol and saw Jackson had water and bloodshot eyes.

Police said Jackson did poorly on a sobriety test, and a Breathalyzer test showed his blood-alcohol content was at 0.162 percent at the time of arrest, more than twice the legal limit.

According to the police report, Jackson said to the officer, “Okay, I’m drunk.”

Bail was set at $5,000 for Jackson.

For more crime information on Affton-Shrewsbury Patch, see the following articles:

  • Man Charged With Assault In DWI Collision at I-55 and Bayless

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