Hoodline reports that two rookie officers with the California Highway Patrol uncovered a theft and drug operation during the stop of a suspected DUI motorist.
In a statement, the California Highway Patrol’s Oakland Office posted on its Facebook page that on December 14, CHP Officers Lugo and Worthy, who were currently in the field training portion phase of their training, conducted a routine traffic stop.
During the stop, the rookie officers noted the driver displaying several behaviors consistent with intoxication. The officers conducted a series of field sobriety tests and concluded that the driver was under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.
During the vehicle search, the offices found stolen checks and tax documents from an area business. The officers also found heroin with an estimated street value of $200,000 inside the vehicle.
The officers placed the driver, an Oakland man, under arrest. The suspect’s identity had not been released at the time of the report.
“Their quick thinking and attention to detail resulted in the driver’s arrest on multiple charges related to driving under the influence, drug possession, and theft,” the CHP said in a Facebook post. “Great work, officers!”