Homeless man admits to drinking ‘a few beers’ found laying on sidewalk

55-year-old James Sprenger was charged with public intoxication after being reported for laying on the sidewalk of In-Town Suites near Wilma Rudolph Boulevard after being claimed to be “a risk to his safety.”

On May 12th, Officer Kevin Westover was dispatched to a public intoxication case at 129 Westfield Court, also known as the In-Town Suites. According to the affidavit, James Sprenger had a “strong odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from his person” as well as slurred speech.

James Sprenger (MCSO)
James Sprenger (MCSO)

Being unable to stand on his own power, Westover saw the homeless Sprenger as a risk to his own safety. According to the affidavit, the officer placed Sprenger into custody and transported him to the Montgomery County Jail.

James Sprenger was arrested and charged with public intoxication. His bond was set at $439.

Blaine Kellar

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