HR Strange But True!
June 01, 2006

Police in Goshen, Indiana, arrested an ice cream truck driver recently on a charge of driving under the influence, the Truth ( Elkhart County, Indiana ) reports.

Patrolman Jared Baer was the first officer to respond to driver complaints about a yellow-and-white van that was swerving. When he arrived at the scene, he saw the van parked and the driver selling ice cream to kids.

After the van was back on the move, Baer says, the van swerved and the driver failed to use his turn signals. Baer says he then pulled the van over and administered a series of field sobriety tests on the driver, the newspaper reports. Baer says the driver, Dennis D. Cogburn, 51, of Bowie, Texas, failed the tests.

Baer says a test that was taken at the hospital, which Cogburn visited after complaining about chest pains, showed Cogburn's blood-alcohol level was three times the legal limit. In the van, police also found a bottle of vodka, which was nearly empty, according to the police report.

"It was really a potentially dangerous situation," says Elkhart County Undersheriff Julie Dijkstra . "Don't drive drunk around children."

Source: The Truth

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