Public Drunkenness

On Friday, January 1, 2021 at 0216 hours, Officers were dispatched to the area of Cornerstone Rd and Pine Bridge Rd for a report of an intoxicated person in the back of an Uber.  Upon Officer Carolyn Gundel's arrival, she learned that Vernon Lewis, 37, Millersville, had a red solo cup of an alcoholic beverage while riding in the rear of an Uber driver's car.  Lewis was criticizing the Uber driver's driving and was spilling the drink on the floor and backseat.  The Uber driver pulled over and refused to take Lewis any further.  Officer Gundel saw that Lewis was highly intoxicated.  He refused to give the address of where he was trying to go to so he was placed under arrest for public drunkenness.  He was then taken to his home and released to a responsible adult there.  He was charged with a traffic violation for having an open container in a vehicle and a non-traffic citation was filed for public drunkenness.  This non-traffic citation was filed at MDJ Keller's office.