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Details released in Frawley incident
The incident report from the Maryland police officers who arrested former UMW President William Frawley on drunken-driving charges decribes what happened.

Date published: 4/29/2008

The incident report from the Maryland police officers who arrested former UMW President William Frawley on drunken-driving charges April 10 includes the following details:

Police saw a Toyota parked behind a silver Mercedes at 3908 Virgilia St., in Rockville, Md. An officer approached the car, and tapped on the window, waking Frawley, who was in the driver’s seat. The keys were in the ignition and the car was running.

The report says Frawley appeared confused and his speech was slow and incoherent.

The officer asked how much he’d had to drink, and he answered nothing.

He said he’d just been to an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting and pulled over because he was depressed.

Another officer arrived to assist, and noted open bottles of alcohol in the passenger seat. The report does not indicate the number of bottles or the type of alcohol.

Frawley complied with a request to turn the vehicle off and get out of the car. He got out of the car with only one shoe on, and the officers requested that he put on his other shoe.

They asked him to walk to the sidewalk, and said he was so wobbly they stood near him to ensure he did not fall down.

He had an odor of alcohol on his breath and his eyes were bloodshot and watery.

The officers explained the field sobriety test, which he failed.

The results of an “intoximeter” test indicated a blood-alcohol level of .18, more than twice the legal limit of .08.

The alcohol bottles were photographed and entered into evidence.

Frawley indicated he takes four medications, including Lithium, Lexapro, Cartia and Lisinopril .

Check fredericksburg.com later in the day to see the full incident report.