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Sparks fly in DUI arrest

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Posted: Monday, October 1, 2012 4:37 pm

A Norfolk man was speeding so fast that he bottomed out at an intersection, causing sparks to fly and then went airborne. He was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.

Kirk Drouillard, 22, of Norfolk was arrested after police saw his vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed westbound on Cedar Avenue at 4:20 a.m. Saturday, said Police Chief Bill Mizner.

As the vehicle entered the intersection of Eighth Street and Cedar Avenue, it bottomed out, causing sparks to fly from the bottom of the vehicle. The vehicle then went airborne and landed on the other side of the intersection, again causing sparks to fly, Mizner said.

The officer initiated a traffic stop and made contact Drouillard and detected a strong odor of alcohol. He also observed that Drouillard’s speech was slurred.

Upon further investigation, Drouillard will face a potential charge of driving under the influence of alcohol (.15 grams or more)-first offense and booked into the Norfolk jail. He was later released on bond.

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