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CASPER, Wyo. -- A Casper man remained jailed on a $10,000 bond Tuesday evening after being arrested for what authorities say is his fourth driving under the influence offense since 2006.

Police say Adam J. Scribner ran three red lights, made a U-turn on a residential lawn, sideswiped a Jeep in the 1700 block of Poplar Street and drove the wrong way on a one-way street before his Ford Ranger stopped moving.

Officers say the 26-year-old told them, "He never would have stopped if he hadn't run out of gas," according to an arrest affidavit from the case.

Scribner was first spotted about 12:30 a.m. Tuesday driving about 50 mph in a 30 mph zone on College Drive. He then accelerated to about 60 mph, driving in the oncoming lane. An officer then attempted to stop the pickup, according to the affidavit.

Officers say they pursued the Ford that Scribner was driving for roughly 1.2 miles through residential neighborhoods near Poplar Street.

At the time of his arrest, Scribner allegedly admitted to having consumed four White Russian drinks. He told officers he was in trouble because a local judge had told him in the past, "If I see you again for a DUI or a drug charge, you're going to prison," the affidavit states.

Police say Scribner has three prior DUI arrests in Natrona County: one in 2006, one in 2010 and one last year.

Scribner, authorities say, had marijuana paraphernalia in his blue jeans' pockets. A half-full bottle of Potters vodka and a bottle of Bailey's liquor were found inside the Ford's cab.

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At Scribner's initial appearance in Natrona County Circuit Court on Tuesday, prosecutors formally charged him with felony DUI, felony drug possession, eluding and leaving the scene of an accident.

If convicted of all charges, he faces more than five years behind bars.

Scribner, who remains in the Natrona County Detention Center, will have a preliminary hearing in coming weeks when a judge will decide if enough evidence exists for him to stand trial.

 

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