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4:43 PM Tue, Sept. 18th

Man arrested on charges of DUI

Prescott police arrested a man this past Friday on charges of aggravated DUI after an officer saw him stumble along the 100 block of South Montezuma Street, step into a pickup truck, and then stopped him as he backed out of a parking space.

At 12:18 a.m., the officer spoke with the driver, later identified as Edward Lansa, 55, of Prescott, who told the officer he was driving home, according to the police report.

The officer noticed an overwhelming smell of an alcoholic beverage coming from the vehicle, Lansa's red, bloodshot, watery eyes, and his slow, slurred and mumbled speech.

When the officer asked Lansa for his driver's license, Lansa told him his license was suspended. The officer asked Lansa to perform field sobriety tests, which indicated he was impaired.

Lansa was arrested for suspicion of aggravated DUI and brought to the police station.

When Lansa took the breath test, he registered a breath alcohol content of .241.

An officer booked Lansa into the Yavapai County Jail in Camp Verde on charges of aggravated DUI.