Fort Campbell Soldier Nathaniel Merck charged in 4 a.m. DUI — asleep behind the wheel

21-year-old Nathaniel Merck was found slumped over the wheel of his Volkswagen Passat just before 5 a.m. Saturday near 101st & Trenton Road. Merck was at a traffic light with his vehicle in drive, and several light cycles occurred after the officer arrived. His vehicle began to roll through the intersection as he became alert. Officers had to break through the window of the car, unlock the door, and place the car in park as he was driving toward a ditch. Merck performed poorly on field sobriety tests and admitted he was drunk. He later blew a 0.142% BAC on a breathalyzer.

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