Matthew Amato, 23, of Los Alamos was arrested June 13 by Los Alamos Police Cpl. David Randleman and charged with driving under the influence.
Randleman was dispatched to Diamond Drive and Pajarito Street after Los Alamos National Laboratory security personnel pulled Amato over on a traffic stop. Randleman’s report states that he observed the odor of alcoholic beverages, that Amato’s speech was slurred and his eyes were bloodshot. He said Amato admitted to consuming alcohol.
Amato agreed to perform a series of standardized field sobriety tests. Asked by Randleman where he would rate himself on a scale of one to 10 with one being completely sober, Amato allegedly said at a three or four. Amato allegedly admitted to having two beers but that “they were strong ones”. Randleman placed Amato under arrest when two subsequent breathalyzer tests indicated that he had a .11 breath alcohol level.
A pretrial hearing has been set for July 27 in Los Alamos Magistrate Court.