Oneida Man Charged with Alleged DUI

On June 23rd, Officer Aaron Johnson with the Oneida Police Department was dispatched to the Big Orange Country Store to locate a blue Ford F150 with male that seemed extremely intoxicated driving it and ran into a parked trailer in the parking lot.  Upon arrival, Officer Johnson spotted the vehicle sitting in the parking lot and observed an individual, identified as Harold S. Burress, attempting to get back in the truck.  Officer Johnson confronted Burress and asked what had happened whereupon Burress stated he didn’t know what he was talking about he wasn’t driving the truck and also stated it wasn’t his truck.  Officer Johnson ran a registration check on the vehicle and it come back in Burress’ name.  Burress was asked if he had anything to drink and he stated he had four 25oz Bud Lights and had in his hand a plastic bag containing six unopened 25oz Bud Lights that he had purchased.  Officer Johson asked Burress if he would take the field sobriety test and he stated yes.  The test showed Burress had signs of nystagmus at full diviation in both eyes.  While being shown how to perform the Walk and Turn test Burress attempted to run from the scene from officers.  Burress was instructed to stop and get on the ground and he did not comply.  He was subdued to the ground by Officer Johnson.  Burress continued to resist and not comply with the officer’s instructions.  Officer Johnson, along with Officer Tony Jones, handcuffed Burress and placed in the back of a police cruiser.  Officer Johnson asked Burress if he would take a breathalyzer test and he refused to take the test.  He was charged with Driving Under the Influence and Evading Arrest and transported to the Scott County Justice Center for booking.