A police chief stopped to help a man with a flat tire Monday, but ended up making a DUI arrest.
Laurel Police Chief Richard McLaughlin tried to help a man with a flat tire at the intersections of Route 198 and Route 197, when he noticed a strong odor of alcohol from the man's mouth.
When McLaughlin asked for the driver's ID, he presented him with a temporary Maryland license.
"Suspected drunk drivers are given those temporary IDs until their cases go to court," McLaughlin said.
Thang La Khual, 28, was then transported to a police station, where he blew a .36 on a sobriety test -- four-and-a-half times the legal limit.
Khual was charged with DUI just three weeks ago, also in Laurel.
“He shouldn’t have been driving,” McLaughlin said. “ People have died with that much alcohol in their systems. Maybe this time, he’ll get the message—if you drink and drive, you will get caught.”