By Travis Uresk
Duchesne, Co. Ut.-On 5/27/23, there was a report of a vehicle parked on the side of the road with two adults that wouldn't wake up with a five-year-old child.
When Deputy Priebe arrived and approached the driver's side door of the running vehicle, the two adults seemed to be passed out. While the Deputy was standing at the door, he could smell the odor of alcohol coming from the vehicle, and he saw an open beer bottle in the center console.
When the driver woke up, he stated he had been drinking a lot of alcohol and pulled the vehicle over because it was not safe to drive anymore with his child in the vehicle.
The driver was identified as 33-year-old Bowdy Ray Brinkerhoff and a female passenger.
Priebe asked Bowdy to step out of the vehicle, where he stumbled and had trouble maintaining his balance. Bowdy was run through the standardized field sobriety tests, where he showed clues of impairment. Bowdy was given a portable breathalyzer test which tested a .274 BAC.
Bowdy was in the running vehicle's driver's seat, indicating physical control of the vehicle.
Bowdy was arrested for DUI with a minor under the age of 16, transported to the UBMC for a blood draw, and then taken to the Duchesne County Jail to be booked in for the DUI.