Unlicensed drunk driver arrested after 911 call from concerned citizen in Catoosa County

According to a Catoosa County Sheriff’s Office incident report, On Thursday, May 21st, 2023, at 11:19 PM, Lt. K. Cantrell was assisting GSP with traffic control on Alabama Highway in the area of Brock Circle when he heard a BOLO come out on Alabama Highway northbound of a vehicle all over the roadway and possible DUI. A short time later, Lt. Cantrell observed the 2014 Lincoln MKZ coming through the line of cars with the caller behind it with his flashers on. As the vehicle approached, Lt. Cantrell could see in plain view a Corona Extra beer bottle sitting in the center cup holder. Lt. Cantrell had the driver pull over to Brock Circle and make contact with the driver Gustavo De Leon Zuniga, 26, of Alabama. Gustavo was then asked how many beers he had consumed on this date, and he advised only the one in the cup holder he was currently drinking on. Gustavo did not understand much English, so Lt. Cantrell had Deputy Lopez en route to translate. Gustavo was asked for his license, in which he stated he did not have one. He was then asked for proof of insurance on the vehicle and again stated he did not have that either. Deputy Lopez then asked again how many beers he had this date, and he stated he was at a party and drank three beers. Lt. Cantrell observed that his eyes were bloodshot and watery, and Deputy Lopez advised his words were extremely slurred. During standardized field sobriety testing, Gustavo showed several signs of impairment and a BAC of .122. Gustavo was arrested for DUI and agreed to the state test. Gustavo was booked into the Catoosa County Jail, charged with DUI, driving while unlicensed, driving with no insurance, and open container violation.

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