Underage drinker arrested for DUI

A 20-year-old Watkinsville man was arrested for alleged drunken driving early Friday morning after an officer stopped his car for speeding, Athens-Clarke County police said.

Police said they clocked the man’s car travelling at 71 mph in a 40-mph speed zone, and during a traffic stop a strong odor of alcoholic beverage was detected on his breath.

The suspect admitted that he’d been drinking downtown, police said, and he had a 21-year-old man’s driver’s license in his wallet.

The man was charged with DUI, speeding, and underage consumption of alcohol, police said.

 

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