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Sunday, December 15, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Sirens & Gavels

Drunk man’s home mix-up leads to arrest


A suspected drunken driver was arrested this morning after repeatedly using his house keys to try to open a home that wasn't his.
John Stephen Cullen, 56, twice tried to open a front door in the 18600 block of East Courtland Avenue before police detained him on a misdemeanor drunken driving charge.
A woman called 911 about 9:25 a.m. and said a suspicious man had parked his car in the driveway and tried his keys in her door. She watched as Cullen drove way westbound, then again parked in her driveway and tried his keys in the door.
Officer Glen Hinckley detained Cullen until Traffic Officer Jack Rosenthal arrived to process the suspect as a potential DUI driver.  Rosenthal booked Cullen into jail on the misdemeanor.   
"Cullen’s home address is in the 18700 block of East Boone Avenue," according to a news release by Sgt. Dave Reagan. "The two addresses are on opposite sides of the Spokane River and about a mile apart." 

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