Tire Rims Lead Gilbert Police to DUI Suspect
Gilbert police arrested a man on Tuesday after they were led to the suspect by the rims on his car.
The "dubs" the suspect, 38-year-old John McCombs Wilcox (pictured), was rollin' on probably won't find their way into a Dr. Dre video anytime soon, though.
The rims didn't have any tires on them.
According to the Gilbert Police Department, police received a call from a concerned citizen who reported that Wilcox was the driver in an accident that happened about 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday.
Police were soon able to locate Wilcox's vehicle because the rims on which he was driving tore up the road near the accident, leaving a trail.
Cops tracked Wilcox's car to a location near Chandler Heights and Power roads.
According to police, Wilcox initially resisted arrest. A preliminary blood alcohol content reading showed that his BAC was .303.
For anyone keeping score, yes, that's close to four times the legal limit to drive a car in the middle of the day on a Tuesday.
Wilcox was arrested and charged with aggravated DUI.
Get the This Week's Top Stories Newsletter
Every week we collect the latest news, music and arts stories — along with film and food reviews and the best things to do this week — so that you’ll never miss Phoenix New Times' biggest stories.
- Mesa Police Kill Woman During Asperger Meltdown
Wed., Feb. 10, 7:30pm
Thu., Feb. 11, 8:00am
Fri., Feb. 12, 7:00pm
Mon., Feb. 15, 7:00pm
- Troublemaking Teens Busted in Tempe Car Shootings
- Joe Arpaio's Headless Horse to Be Buried; Horse Group Picks Fight with State...