Arizona deputies reported they could smell alcohol emanating from his vehicle as they approached and that Jarc admitted to them he had been drinking.
Arizona is one of a hand full of states which provide stiffer penalties for those charged with driving under the influence of alcohol depending on how high their blood concentrations are. These penalties range from increased fines to the increased possibility the driver will be facing jail time following a conviction.
Despite a recent emphasis on the dangers of distracted driving, driving under the influence of alcohol remains a danger to drivers in all states and greatly increases the likelihood that an accident will result in a fatality.
Scott Jarc, 52, was booked into a county jail Monday on several DUI charges.
According to the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office, deputies stopped Jarc after seeing him speeding on County Route 1 at about 4:20 a.m.
Deputies said they smelled alcohol when they contacted Jarc and he admitted to drinking earlier.
Jarc was taken into custody and his blood-alcohol concentration was found to be .328 percent.
Jarc faces DUI counts that include extreme DUI and super extreme DUI with a blood-alcohol level above .20 percent.