Missouri police say a traffic stop that led to a driving while intoxicated arrest was full of follies, or foolishness and bad judgment.
The driver was pulled over by a Ballwin patrol officer who noticed the vehicle was “failing to maintain a single lane” and “nearly drove off the road,” according to a police statement posted to Facebook on Monday, Dec. 3.
In the department’s “weekly round up,” officials said the officer smelled a “very strong odor of alcohol” during the traffic stop.
As officers conducted a field sobriety test, the driver said they had been working at a Christmas party and now “felt like dancing.”
The driver was arrested during the stop and later charged with DWI.
Authorities did not provide the driver’s age or gender.
In Missouri, a first-time DWI conviction leads to a 90-day driving suspension. Two intoxication-related traffic offenses usually equal a 1-year license revocation. Two convictions in five years can result in a five-year revocation.
Ballwin is a suburb in the St. Louis metropolitan area.