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Police: speeding driver was drunk behind wheel

Jose Louis Jimenez (Source: LMDC) Jose Louis Jimenez (Source: LMDC)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) -  A Louisville man is facing a number of traffic charges after police spotted him driving 45 miles per hour over the limit.

Jose Louis Jimenez, 28, was stopped by police around 8:55 p.m. May 28 at the 7 mile marker near Story Avenue. In addition to speeding, police say Jimenez was weaving from lane to lane, weaving around cars and cutting between cars. According to police, Jimenez was creating a hazard for other motorists and putting the lives of himself and his passengers, a woman and a small child, in danger.

A check showed Jimenez did not have a valid license and he couldn't provide proof of insurance on the Honda Accord he was driving. Police also said Jimenez, who smelled of alcohol, had glassy eyes and slurred speech, admitted that he had been drinking.

The report said Jimenez blew a .209 during a portable breath test administered at the scene.

An open can of beer was found in the car being concealed by the passenger. Police said the passenger had not consumed any alcohol.

Jimenez is charged with speeding, reckless driving, not having an operator's license, failure to maintain insurance, operating a vehicle under the influence and having an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle.

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