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Public works official accused of DUI after city festival

August 2, 2019

LAKE STEVENS, Wash. (AP) — A public works director for a town in Washington state was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving after police say they stopped him when he almost hit a motorcycle.

The Daily Herald reported Friday that a Lake Stevens officer pulled over 52-year-old Eric Durpos on July 27.

A Washington State Patrol report says Durpos told the officer that he was on his way home from a city festival where he had a couple of beers.

The officer called in the state agency after learning Durpos was a Lake Stevens official.

Washington State Patrol says a trooper conducted a field sobriety test that Durpos failed.

Authorities say a Breathalyze test showed he had a blood alcohol level above the state’s 0.08% limit.

Durpos did respond to the newspaper’s requests for comment.

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Information from: The Daily Herald, http://www.heraldnet.com

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