Police: DUI Suspect Went Wrong Way, Made Low Speed Getaway
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A wrong-way drunken driving suspect tried to make a getaway from police, but he didn't make it far.
A court affidavit said an officer first spotted 35-year-old Eloy Orozco going the wrong way on 4th Avenue, and tried to stop him.
Police said Orozco didn't stop, and then got on Interstate 40 with the officer following him with his lights and siren on. He was only going about 20 miles per hour, and driving on the shoulder with his trunk open, according to the affidavit.
During his getaway, he almost hit a vehicle parked on the shoulder. An officer said he saw Orozco looking in his mirror at the patrol car, but refused to stop.
Once police stopped him, the arresting officer said Orozco was visibly impaired, even though he claimed to only have a couple of beers and even asked officers to take him home.
One of the officers said he had to catch Orozco when he fell during the sobriety test. He was later taken to the hospital for blood tests.
Orozco was charged with DUI, evading arrest, and driving on a revoked license. He was jailed in lieu of $12,000 bond.