Two concerned citizens blocked the vehicle of 22-year-old U.S. Army Soldier Tommy Riddell on the side of 101st Airborne Division Pkwy Sunday afternoon just after 3 p.m., one pulling in front, and the other pulling behind him, as they had noticed his erratic driving behavior and decided to prevent him from returning to driving on the roadway after they contained him near the side of the road.
Police arrived and administered field sobriety tests, on which Tommy Lee Riddell performed poorly. Though officers could not detect any obvious odor of any intoxicant, they report his speech was slurred and he was swaying throughout their encounter.
Police noticed an empty holster in the passenger side of the vehicle, and Riddell disclosed the handgun was between the driver’s seat, where he had been sitting, and the console. Police located the firearm.
Tommy Lee Riddell was booked into the Montgomery County Jail, charged with DUI and possession of a handgun while under the influence. He is free on a $3,000 bond.