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Published: Friday, Sept. 28, 2012 11:30 a.m. CDT

Lucas Lee Watts, 20, of Orient, was charged 2:49 a.m. Friday at the Union County Law Enforcement Center for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated and interference with official acts.

According to a Creston Police report, officers received a report of an accident at Highway 34 and Daisy Avenue. Officers arrived to witness a Chevrolet pickup through a fence. Officer identified the driver as Watts. The officer could smell the strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from Watts' person. The officer advised Watts he was not under arrest and transported Watts to the Union County Law Enforcement Center. The officer conducted standardized field sobriety testing which indicated multiple clues of impairment. The officer asked Watts to submit a sample of his breath which indicated a blood alcohol content of more than .08. Watts was placed under arrest. The officer asked Watts to submit a breath sample on the DataMaster, and Watts consented with his signature. Watts interfered with official acts by turning off the DataMaster. Watts submitted a sample of his breath into the DataMaster which indicated a blood alcohol content of .166.

Watts is being held on $1,000 bond.

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