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A 24-year-old Pacific man who allegedly caused a disturbance at the Hilltop Village Center shopping center was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated after an officer watched him allegedly fail to maintain a single lane, Eureka Police reported.

A witness called police to the plaza at 10:27 p.m. Aug. 30, saying the man was creating a disturbance and appeared to be intoxicated. The caller told police the man was attempting to leave in a white pickup, police reported.

When the officer arrived at the plaza, he saw a white 1999 Ford F-350 leave the parking lot. The pickup was allegedly weaving on the road and did not stay in one lane, the report said.

The officer pulled over the pickup on Fifth Street. The driver initially told the officer he had not been drinking, but later said he’d had one beer, according to the report.

The officer began to perform field sobriety tests. The man initially compiled, but after a few tests, he refused to continue and was arrested, the report said.

The man was taken to the Police Station, where he was booked and released to a sober driver, according to the report.

He was issued a summons to appear in Eureka Municipal Court for alleged DWI, Capt. David Wilson said.

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