PERKINS TOWNSHIP, Ohio — A hungry, drunken man chose the drive-thru over obeying a police officer’s signals to pull over early Monday morning, Perkins Township police confirm.
The bizarre incident started at around 12:45 a.m. on West Perkins Avenue, when a police officer observed a speeding Jeep near Campbell Street.
That’s just the beginning.
According to a police report, the patrolman swung his cruiser around and activated his lights to conduct a traffic stop. But instead of pulling over, the driver, 34-year-old Scott Sims, decided to turn into a Burger King restaurant to satisfy his late-night hunger.
Despite multiple attempts by the officer over his loudspeaker to leave the line, Sims allegedly continued with his order, then pulled ahead to the second window to retrieve his food.
Finally, the patrolman got Sims to pull into a parking space.
He had bloodshot eyes and smelled like alcohol, according to the report. After finding an open can of beer in Sims’ car, officers tried to give him a field sobriety test, but he refused.
While seated in the back of the police cruiser, Sims reportedly admitted to being intoxicated, but said he decided to drive because he was so hungry.
“I should have just rode my bike to Burger King, but I was too hungry,” he allegedly told an officer.
Sims is charged with OVI, open container in a motor vehicle, driving under suspension, and speeding.