Paul Klopfer, 29, was charged with DUI, Possession of a handgun while under the influence, and an open container after police found a Glock 9mm, AR-15 rifle, and numerous rounds of ammunition in his vehicle.
Law enforcement responded to a call to service for a wreck with injuries on Tylertown Road. When officers arrived at the scene they said it appeared as though the driver had missed a driveway. They located a Jeep Cherokee off the roadway in a small ditch where the driver appeared to be slumped over in his seat. After a few attempts to make contact with the driver, identified as Paul Klopfer, he sat up and made eye contact with the officers and looked to be unharmed.
As the officers opened the door, Klopfer stumbled out of the vehicle but was able to uneasily stand on his own. Klopfer smelled of alcohol, was slurring his speech, and was unsteady on his feet. Officers then gave Klopfer a standard field sobriety test which he performed poorly in. During the one-leg stand portion of the test, it was determined that it may be a safety issue, due to Klopfer’s increased unsteadiness, and that portion of the test was canceled.
Once the officers began searching Klopfer’s vehicle they discovered two containers of alcohol, containing vodka and rum, along with a Glock 9mm, AR-15, and numerous rounds of ammunition. Officer Brown asked Klopfer if he would consent to a breath test, to which Klopher declined, and was transported to Montgomery County Jail for booking.
Paul Klopfer has a history of drinking, having received an additional charge for public intoxication along with a tendency to run, after being charged with evading arrest as well, all on separate occasions. He was out on bond for his DUI, possession of a handgun while under the influence, and open container charges when he was picked up for public intoxication. After he bonded out once more, he was then charged with evading arrest and posted bond yet again.
Paul Klopfer was charged with DUI, possession of a handgun while under the influence, and open container and posted a $4000.00 bond.