Springfield Police says an officer saw a car leave Whiskey River Ranch just after 2:30 p.m. and head down Main Street, going slower than the speed limit.
When the car pulled into a gas station, the officer talked to the driver, Dave Ralston, and arrested him. Springfield police say–city councilor or not–drunk drivers will be prosecuted.
“This is a crime that affects us all. The amount of death and serious injury resulting from DUII nationwide is in the thousands. We’ve had a lot of local, very tragic cases due to this, and so we do very aggressively enforce DUII law,” said Sgt. John Umenhofer, Springfield Police Department.
KEZI 9 News reached out to Councilor Ralston for comment but haven’t heard back.