Lexington Man Arrested After Allegedly Attempting to Give Officer False Identity Under the Influence


On Tuesday, a Richmond Police officer was reportedly dispatched to Turpin Drive in reference to a male who was seemingly driving under the influence in 2003 Honda Civic.

The officer reports that Witmer Lopez admitted that he nearly wrecked his car coming into the complex parking lot, and he seemed to be obviously under the influence according to the citation.

The citation details that Lopez was allegedly seen with an unsteady gait, slurred speech, and had trouble keeping his eyes open.

Lopez then allegedly gave the officer false identifying information, and was unable to be located in the police server. He then allegedly admitted that e had taken Xanax, but had a prescription. However, the name on this prescription was for Lopez, and not the false name he had allegedly given police.

Police then performed field sobriety tests, which Lopez failed according to the citation. He was also driving on a suspended operator’s license.

Lopez was transported to Baptist Health Richmond ER and was then placed under arrest after consenting to a blood, urine, and breath tests.

He was charged with giving an officer false identifying information operating on a suspended or revoked license, and operating a vehicle under the influence, and remains in the Madison County Detention Center.