A car chase between Guam police and a man alleged to be driving under the influence, landed the 39-year-old driver behind bars.
On Wednesday around 12pm, police say that while on patrol in Talofofo, they saw a 2019 silver Mitsubishi Outlander stopped on N. Leonardo Tenorio Street.
Officers say as they approached the vehicle, the driver quickly accelerated – that’s when the chase began. As police followed the vehicle, they say the driver eventually came to an abrupt stop, partially off the roadway.
When police approached the driver, they say he had bloodshot, watery eyes, his face was red and flushed, and they could smell a strong odor of alcohol.
The driver was later identified as Christino Ubemal.
Police identified him by a passport, as he did not have a Guam driver’s license. In their report, GPD officers say Ubemal appeared confused and his speech was heavily slurred. Police asked him if he would take the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (“SFST”), to which he agreed.
Police say after he did not pass the SFST, Ubemal then agreed to a breath test which resulted in a 0.171 Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC), above the legal 0.08 BAC.
When asked if he had anything to drink, Ubemal said that he drank two cans of beer.
However, in a later interview, he stated he actually had four beers. Additionally, police say that when Ubemal exited the vehicle, he had to hold onto the frame.
Ubemal was charged with Driving While Impaired (As a Misdemeanor), Driving While Impaired B.A.C. (As a Misdemeanor), and Operating a Motor Vehicle Without a Valid Operators License (As a Violation).
He was booked and confined.