PLATTEVILLE — If you are too intoxicated to drive, calling a friend who is not intoxicated to pick you up is a good idea.
Calling a friend who is also intoxicated would not seem to be a good idea, but that is allegedly what happened in a drunk driving arrest Saturday night.
According to Platteville police, Nimmer J. Plourde, 24, Monroe, went to the police station around 11:10 p.m. to pick up his intoxicated friend. After a “strong odor of intoxicants” was observed, Plourde was given field sobriety tests, and then arrested for drunk driving.
• A 30-year-old Cobb man faces four charges after he was arrested for drunk driving early Saturday morning.
Jonathan R. Zingg was charged with drunk driving, resisting or obstructing an officer, ignition interlock device tampering and operating after revocation.
A car was observed by police squealing tires and speeding near 335 Southwest Road around 1:20 a.m. After the vehicle was stopped, the driver jumped out and fled on foot, but was located and arrested later, according to police.
• Two people were arrested for drunk driving after crashes within 15 minutes of each other early Saturday morning.
A woman told police her car was hit around 2:30 a.m. and that the car in front of the officer was the car that hit hers.
The officer noticed an odor of intoxicants, but the driver refused a field sobriety test.
Mark W. Voigts, 56, Hollister, Mo., was arrested for third-offense drunk driving.
Then, around 2:45 a.m., a woman reported her car was hit at Mineral Street and Bonson Street. Police determined after talking to the occupants of the car that the woman making the complaint was driving.
Amanda M. Kuehn, 24, Mineral Point, was cited for drunk driving.