An Arizona man arrested Wednesday in Rohnert Park was driving with more than four times the legal limit of alcohol in his system, police said.
Christopher West, 42 of Vail was spotted in the Raley’s Towne Centre parking lot about 6:40 a.m., Sgt. Jason Krauss said.
Two officers sitting in their patrol car saw West drive to within 30 feet of where they were parked and stop with the engine running, Krauss said.
When one of the officers directed West to drive around them, he pulled up a few feet and stopped again, Krauss said.
That’s when officers got out to see if something was wrong. They smelled alcohol coming from the car and subjected West to sobriety testing, Krauss said.
An on-scene breath test showed West had a blood-alcohol level of .37 percent or higher. The legal limit to drive a car is .08 percent.
West was booked into the Sonoma County jail on drunken driving charges.
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