Miami County, IN – A Mexican Citizen who listed an address in Ardmore, OK was arrested on Saturday, December 1, 2018, after crashing his vehicle and passing out behind the wheel.
According to a probable cause affidavit filed by Miami County Deputy Tyler J. Jenkins, Deputy Chet Sites was first on the scene of the accident that took place in the area of W. Matador Street and N. Lancer St. at the Grissom Aeroplex at approximately 2:32 a.m.
The vehicle was located in the parking lot of Country Cottage Apartments. The vehicle had flat passenger side tires and front-end damage. According to Deputy Sites, it appeared the vehicle had struck multiple poles including one marking an underground gas line owned by NIPSCO and a one-way sign for Aperion Care’s lot.
Upon locating the vehicle, Deputy Sites located a man identified as Juan Carlos Ramos Cabrera, 31 by his Mexican Consular card, passed out in the vehicle which was still running. He also detected the odor of an alcoholic beverage on the driver.
The man reported to Deputy Sites that he had never received a driver’s license.
Deputy Jenkins asked the man what had happened, and he advised that he had run off the roadway and struck objects before pulling into the Apartment complex. Jenkins observed that the man’s balance was unsteady when he stepped out of Deputy Sites’ Sheriff’s Department vehicle.
The man was then given a standardized field sobriety test and a portable breath test. Cabrera provided a sample of .15%. He was then read Indiana Implied Consent and agreed to a chemical test.
Mr. Cabrera was then transported to the Miami County Sheriff’s Department where he was again read Indiana Implied Consent and took the certified test administered by Deputy Jenkins. The result of the test was recorded as .209 g/210L of Breath at 4:02 a.m.
Juan Carlos Ramos Cabrera, 31, was then booked into the Miami County Jail and faces charges of Operating While Intoxicated, Operator Never Licensed and Leaving the Scene of an Accident.
All criminal suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.