said they were first clued in to the notion that a driver they pulled over earlier this month was intoxicated when he handing them a CD and stack of papers after being asked for his license and insurance.
Prandle McCorkle, 53, of the 8400 block of Sangamon Street in Chicago, reportedly told officers he was coming back from a party in the city where he had "a mix" of alcohol. McCorkle was disoriented, officers said, and thought he was in Chicago while pulled over near the intersection of 167th Street and Beverly in .
Officers first started following McCorkle shortly after midnight June 4 when they saw him swerving and braking abruptly in his 2002 Buick Regal, according to the report. They said that when they asked him for his identifcation and insurance information, he reached into the glove box and handed over a cluster of papers and a music CD. He then presented a traffic bond card with his name on it, police said.
"I asked Prandle if he would exit his vehicle and perform field sobriety tests and he said 'I can't, I'm too drunk! Can I call my wife for a ride?'" an officer wrote, in the report.
McCorkle reportedly failed field sobriety tests. When asked to count down from 27 to ten, he nodded his head and said, "10, 15, 9 …" police said. He was taken to the station where he slouched over in the cell and slept on and off during processing, the report said. He also blew a .324 on the Breathalyzer, according to the report.
He was charged with driving a vehicle with one head lamp, driving a vehicle with no rear registration light, improper lane use, improper backing, operating on an uninsured motor vehicle, driving under the influence with a blood-alcohol content greater than 0.08 and driving under the influence of alcohol.
His bail was set at $1,000.
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