DUI: Kennedy Patterson says “I slept it off already” after police find cornucopia of liquor in car

25-year-old Kennedy Augusta Patterson was found unresponsive after being involved in a car accident near a Mystic Hill Drive residence around 8:31 a.m. on May 25th. Christian Moffett, a firefighter, spoke with responding officers, telling them that Patterson was woken up after a “sternum rub” and that he removed the key from the ignition. Moffett then made sure it was in park and put the key on top of the car. When officers spoke with Patterson, he was sitting in the driver’s seat, so they asked him to exit the vehicle. While questioning Patterson, officers noticed he reeked of alcohol as he told them he did not crash into the trailer in the driveway. Patterson added that he was unsure how he ended up there.

After running Patterson’s information through NCIC, officers discovered his license was suspended. He consented to sobriety tests, performed poorly, and, after being informed of implied consent, refused to provide a chemical sample. During a subsequent search, officers located a Glock 26 9mm with a round in the chamber under the driver’s seat, two empty bottles of E&J Brandy, one empty bottle of Bacardi Vodka, and an empty bottle of Don Julio Tequila on the passenger floorboard. While sitting in intake, Patterson stated, “I am not even intoxicated anymore. I slept it off already.” Patterson was taken into custody for driving under the influence, possession of a weapon while under the influence, driving with a suspended license, and an implied consent violation.