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LMPD: Drunk driver tells cops to arrest him; great-grandson in car unrestrained

Dorvis Richburg (Source: LMDC) Dorvis Richburg (Source: LMDC)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A man who told police to arrest him because he was "pretty drunk" had his 6-year-old great-grandson in the car when he crashed into four parked vehicles Saturday, according to Louisville Metro Police.

Officers said Dorvis Richburg, 75, of Louisville was unsteady on his feet, had glassy eyes and slurred speech and smelled heavily of alcohol when they found him standing outside his car in the 3200 block of Garland Avenue just before 9:00 Saturday night. According to his arrest report, Richburg refused to take field sobriety tests, telling an officer to arrest him because he was intoxicated.

Police said they located a spilled cup of liquor on the driver's floorboard, which Richboard said had been full of bourbon. Richboard admitted drinking all day at a party because the drinks were free drinks.

The arrest report states that Richburg's 6-year-old great-grandson was riding unrestrained in the front seat when Richburg crashed into the parked cars. Officers also said Richburg could not provide proof of valid insurance.

He is charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, wanton endangerment, possession of an open alcoholic beverage container in a motor vehicle, and failure to maintain required insurance.

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