Local man arrested for DWI

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By Sarah von Sternberg

Los Alamos resident Kent Pegg, 53, was arrested on Sept. 7 for driving while intoxicated after multiple attempts of denying being intoxicated to the police officer.

Around 9:30 a.m., Los Alamos Police Department Sgt. Monica Salazar-Casias was dispatched to 771 Central Ave. in reference to a subject who was possibly intoxicated in his vehicle.

The reporting party described the vehicle as a green Jeep and when Salazar-Casias came upon the vehicle, she reported she could see a man, later identified as Pegg, sitting behind the wheel and appeared to be asleep, as his head was drooping forward and his chin was touching his chest.

“I asked him what was going on, and he said he was going to work at the Los Alamos Fitness center,” stated Salazar-Casias in her incident report.

Pegg denied having any alcohol in his system, but drank two and a half shots of vodka the night before, according to the report.

Pegg reportedly had difficulty pulling out his wallet and ID. Salazar-Casias also noticed that Pegg had watery, red eyes and could smell alcohol on his person, so she conducted a Standardized Field Sobriety Test.

Pegg again denied having alcohol, but failed to complete the Field Sobriety Test. Pegg was then transported to the Los Alamos County Detention Center and provided a copy of the DWI citation, as well as the criminal complaint amd probable cause statement.