Merced Drunk Man tries to race Sherriff's Deputy

September 14, 2009 10:17:37 AM PDT
A Merced man is under arrest after a Sheriff's Deputy said the guy tried to drag race the deputy in a minivan, while drunk.Christopher Eppler is charged with drunk driving and Deputies said his blood alcohol content was more than twice the legal limit.

A Deputy said Eppler pulled up next to her at Shaffer and Bellevue and hit the gas in his minivan.

He got it up above 80 miles per hour and swerved all over the road before he finally slammed on the brakes at Buhach and Bellevue.

After Eppler was arrested, he couldn't explain why he wanted to race a Sheriff's Deputy.

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