A Clayton man walked into a N.C. Highway Patrol meeting at a Johnston County fire department to drop off a job application.
He walked out under arrest for allegedly driving while intoxicated.
Chad William Johnson, 40, drove his pickup truck to the Cleveland Fire Department to hand in a job application. But he walked in on 21 state troopers assigned to Johnston County holding a monthly meeting at the fire station.
Johnson shook hands with the troopers and thanked them for serving their community, according to the Johnston County Highway Patrol office.
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But while accepting Johnson’s thanks, troopers reportedly noticed a strong smell of alcohol and Johnson’s bloodshot eyes.
Troopers administered field sobriety tests, and the Highway Patrol said Johnson failed the tests. He registered a 0.18 blood alcohol level, according to a Breathalyzer test – more than double the .08 state limit.
Johnson was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated. He was released on bond pending a court appearance.