Ruben Alcocer, 25, was arrested April 29 on an aggravated charge of driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI), having a blood alcohol level of .20 or more and failure to give officers a truthful name.

According to a Maricopa Police probable cause statement, Alcocer was driving north on Porter Road about 11 p.m. and speeding. An officer believed he was going about 65 in a 45-mph zone.

The officer stopped the vehicle near the intersection of Porter and Homestead Drive.

The officer said the driver told law enforcement his name was Henry Alcocer. During the investigation, the officer determined his name was Ruben, not Henry.

“While speaking with Ruben, I could smell a strong order of intoxicating liquor coming from the vehicle. I asked Ruben how much he had to drink, and Ruben stated ‘nothing.’ I asked Ruben to exit the vehicle,” the officer wrote in the probable cause statement.

After giving Alcocer field sobriety tests, he was placed under arrest and transported to the Maricopa Police Department and advised of his Miranda warnings.

Alcocer allegedly admitted to drinking at the casino and said he had consumed seven Blue Moon beers, according to the probable cause statement. Alcocer also said he knew his driver’s license was suspended for unpaid parking tickets and that he had a prior arrest for DUI on March 1, 2017.



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