A complaint of a suspicious person on Wildcat Way resulted in a 61-year-old Hamilton, Alabama man’s arrest Monday evening.
As police were responding to a report of a suspicious person on Wildcat Way at Arbala Road at 5:51 p.m. Oct. 7, an off-duty officer reported seeing the man walking away from a wooded area that appeared to be private property toward Wildcat Way, according to arrest reports.
When the on-duty Sulphur Springs Police Department officer arrived, he contacted the man. The officer alleged a strong alcoholic beverage odor emitted from the man’s breath. The man allegedly told police he’d been drinking alcohol at Pilot truck stop when he decided to go for a walk.
The Alabama man reportedly agreed to horizontal gaze nystagmus testing but had to be instructed several times during the process to follow instructions, according to arrest reports. The Alabama man allegedly denied he was refusing to do the test, but did instruct the officer to take him into custody, the arresting officer noted in arrest reports.
When the officer told the man he wanted him to try to perform the test, the man continue to be uncooperative and was taken into custody shortly after 6 p.m. Monday, for public intoxication, police alleged in arrest reports.
The Alabama man was released from the county jail on the charge Tuesday morning, according to jail reports.