Clarksville man gets three charges while sitting at a gas station close to home

38-year-old Robert Lingenfelter was charged with possession of marijuana, unlawful drug paraphernalia and driving under the influence when officers responded to a “suspicious vehicle” at a Marathon Hi-Road on Fort Campbell Boulevard.

On March 6th at 2:40 a.m., Officer Lyssed Pacheco arrived at a suspicious vehicle at the Marathon Hi-Road located at 1599 Fort Campbell Boulevard. According to the affidavit, the red Dodge Challenger parked at pump 5 was found to be driven by Robert Lingenfelter. The officer noted Lingenfelter was slurring his speech and the odor of alcoholic beverage emitted from his person. The officer stated that Lingenfelter consented to a search of his person, which produced suspected cannabis in his front pant pocket.

Robert Lingenfelter (MCSO)
Robert Lingenfelter (MCSO)

The substance field-tested positive for tetrahydrocannabinol. The search of his vehicle yielded a pipe. According to the affidavit, Lingenfelter also consented to field sobriety tests and “performed poorly”. The report also asserts that Mr. Lingenfelter admitted he was a cannabis user and had imbibed a 24-ounce bottle of Bud Light about an hour prior. Officers affirmed that Lingenfelter “could barely stay awake” during their communications. Lingenfelter declined to provide a blood or breath sample, and a warrant had to be issued for a blood sample to be taken.

Robert Lingenfelter was arrested and charged with simple possession of marijuana, unlawful drug paraphernalia, and driving under the influence. His bond was set at $10,000.

Trish Butler

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