Man accused of driving 100 mph on SR 347 while drunk


According to recently released blood test results, police say a man who was accused of driving 100 miles per hour southbound on State Route 347, did so while at nearly three times the legal alcohol limit.

The driver, Dwight L. Brown, 44, was pulled over, and came back with a suspended license for a previous driving under the influence charge.

At the time of the January arrest, he was processed and released, awaiting results for his blood test.

At the time, Brown was charged with aggravated assault, reckless driving, and excessive speed. After the blood test results arrived, his blood alcohol level was .213, nearly three times the legal limit.

On January 17, at 4:03 a.m., an officer was dispatched to SR 347 from a call regarding a white sedan going southbound, driving 100 miles per hour, not maintaining lanes, and almost hitting other vehicles.

According to police documents, the responding officer saw the white sedan driving eastbound on West Smith-Enke Road.

The speed that is clearly posted on this segment of West Smith-Enke Road is 45 mph.

The responding officer got behind the vehicle and tried to catch it, stating in reports that they had to drive about 90 mph to catch up, and about 75 mph to keep up.

According to police reports, the officer saw the white sedan veering between lanes, and saw the vehicle slam on the brakes and abruptly make a left turn from the right lane onto N. Desert Greens Drive, without signaling.

The responding officer also reported that the vehicle was traveling northbound in the southbound lane of N. Desert Greens Drive.