Man with BAC nearly 3X limit hits fence, house then overturns

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The following is a press release from the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office:

On February 23, 2009, at approximately 7:30 P.M., Yavapai County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to reported traffic accidents on Stevens Trail in Wilhoit. Initial calls to the YCSO Communications Center indicated a pick-up truck had crashed into a home the 9400 block of Stevens Trail. Subsequent calls indicated the same truck, 1973 Ford, had now crashed and overturned in the 8800 block of Stevens Trail.

Upon arrival, deputies contacted the driver, identified as 33-year-old Kirkland resident David McFarlen, who was found walking away from the wreckage. McFarlen was detained and treated by medical personnel on scene for a laceration to his hand. Deputies immediately detected obvious signs of alcoholic beverage influence on McFarlen's breath and person.

A resident, who owns the home damaged by McFarlen's vehicle, approached deputies and shared some insight regarding the situation. He explained that McFarlen, an acquaintance, had arrived at his home earlier and was already intoxicated. McFarlen became upset when residents at the home refused to provide additional alcohol. McFarlen exited the home and punched his Ford pick-up truck causing a hand laceration. McFarlen then started the truck and drove through a fence at the property line, circled back towards the house with a portion of the fence attached to his undercarriage, and struck the corner of the home. He drove away, eventually overturning the vehicle on Stevens Trail.

McFarlen was arrested and transported to Yavapai County Medical Center in Prescott for jail booking clearance. Initial test results indicated a blood alcohol content of .213%, approaching three times the legal limit. Following treatment, McFarlen was booked at the Prescott Detention Center on several charges including Felony Criminal Damage related to the fence and house, and Extreme DUI. McFarlen remains in-custody on a $2500 bond.