Maricopa City Councilman Bridger Kimball was issued a citation Dec. 15 for driving under the influence and being impaired to the slightest degree and making an unsafe lane change, according to Maricopa Police Department records.

Pending the results of a blood test, Kimball could face charges relating to driving under the influence.

Kimball said he had not yet been assigned a court date and did not want to comment. 

Kimball is suspected of driving southbound on John Wayne Parkway near Cobblestone Farms Drive North in his pickup truck about 2:50 a.m. when Officer Kevin Mellor saw him “make an unsafe lane change … almost striking the concrete center raised median.”

Mellor said he followed Kimball to Cobblestone Farms Drive South and said the truck almost struck the center median two more times and then overcorrected, almost striking a light colored minivan in the next lane.

The officer then pulled Kimball over into the AutoZone parking lot in the Maricopa Fiesta Plaza.

The report states Kimball told the officer he “thought he was driving fine” and told the officer he had had five beers.

Mellor then asked Kimball to take a field sobriety test, which he refused to do.

Kimball then was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence.

At the police station, Kimball consented to giving a breath sample but Mellor said, “Bridger had difficulty giving a valid breath sample.”


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