DUI Suspect, Not Late For Traffic Court

TECUMSEH – A Cook man, who claims he was looking for a place to stay the night when he went to the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office,  was arrested for felony driving under the influence.

Court records indicate that 60-year-old Douglas Swindle had a blood alcohol level over the legal limit when he walked into the sheriff’s office around midnight on Jan. 9. He is charged with a subsequent offense with convictions alleged in 2006 and 2013.

An arrest affidavit says Swindle told deputies he went to the sheriff’s office because he was looking for a place to stay, so that  he would not be late for court in Tecumseh in the morning.

Court records indicate that Swindle was scheduled in county court for a complaint of no valid registration on his Volkswagon beetle. Swindle did make the court appearance and was fined $25.



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