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Drunk driver caught drinking beer in parking lot

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Posted at 10:31 AM, Dec 16, 2014
and last updated 2015-12-11 10:31:54-05

A concerned citizen tipped off deputies to a man they say was drinking beer behind the wheel of his parked car in the Wal-Mart parking lot.

Officers responded to the Warsaw store shortly before noon on Saturday and followed Daniel Hamilton as he drove out of the parking lot. Deputies pulled the 48-year-old Castile resident over when he committed a traffic infraction on Old Buffalo Road.

After reportedly failing field sobriety tests, Hamilton was arrested for DWI. A test reportedly revealed his BAC to be .20 percent.

Hamilton is charged with aggravated DWI, DWI, DWI with a .08 BAC or higher and an obstructed rear plate.

He is due back in court in January.