PHOENIX (3TV/CBCS5) -- A Phoenix man was arrested for DUI after police say he crashed into two of his neighbors' cars, then took off. This happened early Monday morning near 34th Street and Thomas Road. Police responded to a call of a hit-and-run in that neighborhood.
When officers arrived, they spotted a tan Lexus with severe front-end damage. Police say the car had no lights and was driving in a zigzag pattern. As officers pulled up with their lights on, the car slowed to a stop.
Police say they noticed that the driver, identified as Fernando Felix Leon, appeared to be "nodding off." Officers also noted that his clothes were in disarray and that he had a red, flushed face, watery eyes, and difficulty following directions.
"When the driver exited the vehicle, he leaned on the vehicle to not fall over," stated the police report. "He had poor balance." According to court documents, his moods fluctuated as he spoke with officers, saying that he was "crying and then he was cursing" at them.
Police say Leon admitted drinking five beers at a bar and then driving. Court documents say Leon blew a 0.352 on his preliminary breath best, far above the legal definition of impaired.
Leon was booked on charges of DUI and leaving the scene of an accident. He was released on his own recognizance, but must undergo alcohol testing and monitoring. Leon is due back in court on Dec. 16 for a status conference and Dec. 23 for a preliminary hearing.