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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The drinks were free: that's what a Louisville man allegedly told police after he was arrested for driving drunk and striking several other vehicles while his great-grandson was in the car.
According to an arrest report, police responded to a reported of an intoxicated driver in the 3200 block of Garland Avenue just before 9 p.m. on Sept. 14. When officers arrived at that location, they found 75-year-old Dorvis Richburg, standing outside his green 1992 Cadillac DeVille.
Police say Richburg was unsteady on his feet, had glassy eyes, slurred speech and smelled heavily of alcohol.
According to the arrest report, when officers attempted to conduct field sobriety tests, Richburg told police they didn't need to do them because "he was pretty drunk."
Richburg refused to undergo any sobriety tests and told officers to arrest him.
Police say Richburg's 6-year-old great grandson was riding unrestrained, in the front seat, when Richburg subject struck four parked cars. Police also found a spilled cup of liquor on the driver's floorboard and Richburg admitted that it had contained bourbon.
Richburg told police he had been drinking all day at a party "because they were giving him free drinks."
He could not provide proof of valid insurance.
Richburg was arrested and faces several charges, including wanton endangerment, possession of an open alcoholic beverage container in motor vehicle, and failure of a non-owner operator to maintain required insurance.