ITHACA, N.Y. – Two people were arrested Tuesday morning in Ithaca after a tow truck driver called police because he suspected a driver was intoxicated.
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Faith Ennis, 24, of Ithaca, requested a tow in the 700 block of Hector Street, police said. The tow truck driver called police around 2:15 a.m. when he arrived at her vehicle and suspected she was intoxicated.
While police were at the scene with Ennis, they said Carlyle Beckhorn II, 37, pulled up to them and smelled of alcohol.
Beckhorn was given a field sobriety test and taken into custody. He’s charged with misdemeanors for driving while intoxicated and driving with a blood alcohol content greater than or equal to .08 of 1 percent. A breathalyzer showed that he was at .09, police said.
Ennis was given a sobriety test and is charged with misdemeanors for driving while intoxicated and driving with a blood alcohol content greater than or equal to .08 of 1 percent. Police said a breathalyzer indicated that she was at .10 percent. She’s also charged with a traffic infraction for failing to use a designated lane.
Both people were released into the care of a sober person.