ROCK HILL, Va. - Two men were arrested for driving under the influence despite reportedly stopping their vehicle to switch seats before they were later pulled over, authorities say.
The Stafford County Sheriff’s Office says it received a call at around 7:30 p.m. Sunday from a person who reported seeing a vehicle driving erratically on the roadway. The caller also observed the vehicle stopping with the driver and passenger swapping seats.
A deputy would eventually find the vehicle driving in the area of Garrisonville Road and Furnace Road drifting in and out of its lane. After the deputy attempted to conduct a traffic stop, the vehicle stopped in the middle of the road, officials say.
After the deputy detected a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage in the vehicle, 23-year-old Leonires Perez Alvarez, of Alexandria, Virginia, and 41-year-old William Escobar Barrios, of Lothian, Maryland, were taken into custody following a field sobriety test, according to the sheriff’s office.
Both men have been charged with driving under the influence. Alvarez is also facing charges of failure to maintain lane control and driving without a license.