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Police say driver who crossed center line several times had marijuana, meth, opiates in his system

Brian Scott Dixon

Brian Scott Dixon

Prescott police arrested a man shortly after noon on Friday after a witness reported seeing his truck drive over the center line several times on Willow Creek Road, and an officer who stopped the driver noted he showed signs of impairment.

An officer booked Brian Scott Dixon, 41, of Prescott into the Yavapai County Jail on charges including two counts of aggravated DUI, DUI drugs, and one count of aggravated DUI third offense.

When the officer stopped Dixon at Willow Creek and Black Drive, he noticed Dixon could not stand still. The officer learned from dispatch that Dixon's driver's license was suspended, according to the police report.

Officers later found 13 Vicodin pills on Dixon during a search and two prescriptions in his name for other medications in the truck, according to the police report.

Field sobriety tests indicated Dixon was impaired. He was arrested and taken to the police station.

The witness told the officer she first saw the red truck jerking in the road at Willow Creek Road near the zoological sanctuary, driving left of center several times, almost causing several accidents, and almost hitting the right curb several times, according to the police report.

Dixon initially refused to provide breath and blood samples, but did after being served with a search warrant for them.

Dixon's urine flashed positive for methamphetamine, opiates, benzodiazepine, and marijuana, according to the police report.

Officers asked Dixon how many times he had been arrested for DUI and he told them three times, then officers later learned he had been arrested for DUI in 2005 and 2007 in Mesa, and twice in Yavapai County in 2009, according to the police report.

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