Tempe PD: Man arrested for third DUI in the past year

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Posted at 11:35 AM, Oct 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-16 17:12:02-04

TEMPE — A man was arrested for his third D.U.I. in the past year, posting a B.A.C. nearly five times the legal limit, according to court documents.

Tempe police report that on October 9 around 8 p.m., an officer pulled over a vehicle near Baseline and Rural roads for driving with the headlights out.

Police say the driver, 49-year-old Paul Derrick Hofman, was extremely unsteady and needed to use his vehicle to support himself.

Hofman allegedly admitted to drinking at home before driving, also saying he had gotten a concussion a few days before.

Court records show that his B.A.C. was .393, nearly five times the legal limit. Court documents also show that Hofman was driving on a suspended license due to two additional prior D.U.I. arrests in the past year.

He has been charged with aggravated D.U.I.