Columbus police arrested an irate customer on alcohol-related charges after he became upset about his fast-food order and was accused of honking his horn and beating on the restaurant’s glass doors.
Columbus police officer Josh McCrary was sent to the 600 block of Third Street about 2 a.m. Saturday after restaurant workers reported the disturbance, said Lt. Matt Harris, Columbus Police Department spokesman.
The Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department also responded and made contact with the driver of the vehicle, Luis C. Mata, 20, Indianapolis, Harris said. Deputies said they could smell the odor of alcohol on Mata’s breath and noted his eyes were bloodshot and glassy, Harris said.
After Mata failed several field sobriety tests, he was taken to the Columbus Police Department where he provided a breath sample of .208 percent, which is more than double the legal limit for drinking and driving, Harris said. Mata was arrested on charges of illegal consumption and operating a vehicle with a blood-alcohol level of .15 percent or greater.
Mata is being held in the Bartholomew County Jail in lieu of $7,500 bond, jail officials said.