Man found passed out in his car in a ditch on Fort Campbell Boulevard

32-year-old Christopher Belt was charged with DUI and implied consent after police found his vehicle in a ditch with him passed out in the driver’s seat and unable to communicate or stand on his own.

On September 5th, Clarksville Police Officer Hauser was dispatched to 3441 Fort Campbell Boulevard, near Piggly Wiggly, regarding an unresponsive male behind the wheel of a vehicle in the parking lot. When the officer arrived he observed a blue Ford Crown in the ditch protruding into the roadway and notes the vehicle appeared to go over the curb and came to rest in the ditch. Hauser made contact with an Oak Grove police officer that was already on scene. At this time Hauser made his way to the driver’s side of the vehicle and discovered Christopher Belt slumped over in his seat.

Christopher Belt (MCSO)
Christopher Belt (MCSO)

Belt was unresponsive to officers knocking on the window, so Hauser opened the car door to perform a welfare check. As the door was opened the officer could smell a strong odor of alcoholic beverage. It took several minutes for officers to wake Belt up and when he finally came to he was lethargic and could not communicate well. When asked to vacate the vehicle, Belt needed the assistance of Officer Hauser and the vehicle to hold himself up. The officer could smell the alcohol on his breath and asked him to do a field sobriety test. Belt performed poorly and consented to a breathalyzer test. Hauser states he could only give one sufficient breath which resulted in a blood alcohol content of .235.

Christopher Belt was arrested and charged with first offense driving under the influence and implied consent. His bond was set at $2,500.

Bella Shedio

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