Baseball: the great American pastime. With warmer weather coming around, the season for little league is beginning; for two Tennessee men, the love of the game ended in DUI charges.
The two men, Waddell and Stroud, were allegedly on their way to the local field to watch Waddell’s grandson play an introductory game of tee-ball, no doubt imagining the boy’s future in the MLB. Concerned bystanders phoned the police department to report a vehicle driving too close to the baseball field, and when police arrived they found Waddell with 20 Clonazepam (an anti-anxiety medication) pills, 1.5 Seroquel (an antipsychotic drug) pills and 3.6 grams of marijuana. Record checks found that Waddell’s license had been revoked.
What tipped off police regarding Waddell’s intoxication? A number of things: his slurred speech, pinpoint pupils, inability to perform field sobriety tests, and the fact that his car was missing a wheel.
Perhaps he got jealous of his grandson’s tricycle and wanted to relive childhood.
It is a miracle that Waddell had not been noticed prior to arriving at the field – officers were able to retrace the route Waddell took by following a gouge in the road where the missing tire should have been.
Stroud also faced charges, despite being in the passenger seat. Officers gave Stroud a DUI by consent for allowing Waddell to drive Stroud’s vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant, as well as public intoxication.
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