ST. ALBANS: Jeffrey Carver, 58, of Fairfax was arrested for DUI #3 after driving himself to Northwest Correctional Center on Sunday morning to serve 60 hours on a previous DUI conviction, according to court records obtained by the County Courier.
According to police, when Carver arrived at the facility, a Correctional Officer saw him get out of the driver’s seat of his vehicle. The prison has a policy of not allowing inmates to park their vehicles in the parking lot, so he was initially told he couldn’t park there, but because his sentence was short, that policy was waived.
Carver was asked to park farther away from the door during his visit, and when Correctional Officers watched him repark and walk back to the front door, they began to think he was intoxicated.
Appearing to be unsteady, the Correctional Officer began to question if Carver had consumed any alcohol. A preliminary breath test a few minutes later during booking registered at 0.108%, records show, leading the Correctional Center to call St. Albans Police to investigate the suspected DUI.
Carver told the St. Albans officer he consumed the alcohol before driving to the parking lot, according to the arrest affidavit.
He was arraigned on Monday for the DUI #3 charge, where he pleaded not guilty to the charge. He was released on conditions.