A Dresser man was arrested Nov. 21 after authorities responded to calls of a running vehicle stopped in the middle of the road with the driver passed out at the wheel.

The incident happened around 1 a.m. at Highway 87 and Evergreen Ave. in Cushing. According to reports from the Polk County Sheriff’s Department, the driver was identified as Daniel T. Petherbridge, 24 of Dresser. Cushing Fire was first on scene and shut off the running vehicle. Reports do not indicate how long Petherbridge may have been stopped at the location.

Officers noted Petherbridge’s speech was thick and slurred; he had bloodshot and watery eyes; and he had also relieved himself in his pants. They also reported that Petherbridge was belligerent and hostile, resfusing to complete the standard field sobriety tests or submit to an evidentiary blood draw. 

Petherbridge has one prior conviction of Operating While Intoxicated (OWI). He was arrested and charged with OWI 2 (a misdemeanor), possession of open intoxicants, and non-registration. He was released on a $750 signature bond.

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