On Tuesday, January 19th at approximately 8:50 AM officers were dispatched to Walgreens on South Lake Havasu Avenue reference an intoxicated subject after a store employee told LAKE HAVASU CITY dispatchers that an intoxicated male entered the store acting strange and employees could not get him to leave. Upon arrival officers learned the male had left in a white Chevy pickup truck. An officer located the vehicle and after observing driving pattern, made a traffic stop at West Acoma Blvd. from the HWY.
The driver, Kory Vernon Olson, 26, out of Lake Havasu City was taken into protective custody due to having failed several field sobriety tests, due to medications Olson was on. A PBT result of .000% BAC confirmed he was not under the influence of alcohol. A search of his property after arrest resulted in several pills, and a syringe.
Olson was read his Miranda Rights and asked if he wished to speak with the officer further, he requested a lawyer and questioning was stopped. A phone book was provided and while researching Olson fell asleep several times and would suddenly jolt awake. Olson became very argumentative regarding the SFST’s he was given and the blood draw that was to come due to his failure in completing the tests.
Olson’s vehicle was towed from the scene.
A search warrant was obtained by Honorable Judge Kalauli for a Phlebotomist to respond to the jail to obtain a blood draw. Two vials of blood were drawn, secured into a blood kit and entered into evidence.
At the station, Olson was re-read his Miranda Rights and he advised he would cooperate with officers investigation and answer questions.
Olson was charged with possession of narcotic drugs, possession of dangerous drugs, possession of prescription only pills, possession of drug paraphernalia, and DUI – slightest degree.