Edina drunk driver refuses to put down burrito, offers bribe, blows .284, flips bird during mug

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Waters and his beloved burrito allegedly went on a drunk-driving misadventure last month in Edina.
According to Edina police, Samuel Waters, 22, went on a burrito- and booze-fueled drunk-driving misadventure on June 27 that involved a hit-and-run and a full-blown fiasco in the police department's jail cell.

At just before 9 p.m. that night, police received a report of someone driving over curbs and flinging beer cans out of a car window near Edina's Galleria. The license plate number of the car was traced to a woman who lives in the 6800 block of Chapel Lane. As an officer approached the home, he witnessed a driver botch a right turn onto Chapel Lane by driving up and over a curb. The officer turned on his squad's emergency lights, and the suspect pulled over in a driveway ... but the wackiness was just beginning.

As the officer approached the car, he noticed the suspect--who turned out to be Waters--had all the hallmarks of a drunk-driver: bloodshot, watery eyes, the aroma of booze emanating from his vehicle. He was chowing a burrito from a nearby fast-food restaurant but wasn't doing a very good job of it, as most of it had spilled on his pants, the criminal complaint notes.

The officer asked Water to put down the Mexican food, but he wasn't having it--he refused and continued to spill the burrito on his lap.

Waters, slurring his words, asked the officer "numerous times" how much money it'd take to make the situation "go away." He ended up offering $1,000 for permission to go inside his house and get some sleep, but the officer declined the offer.

Asked if he'd been drinking, Waters confessed that he'd had a few earlier at a restaurant in the Galleria. The officer then asked him to submit to a field sobriety test.
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It's hard to drive and eat one of these while sober, let alone when you're at a .284.


Waters wasn't able to convincingly mimic sobriety during the test. Perhaps sensing it wasn't going well, Edina Patch reports that Waters told the officer, "You [expletive] win, dude, I'm drunk." He then provided a breath sample ... and blew a .284, well over three times the legal limit.

But there's more. A dispatcher told the officer that the car Waters was driving was apparently involved in a hit-and-run collision near the intersection of Valley View and Antrim Roads. A driver who had been rear-ended at the intersection told cops that he stopped his car and asked Waters what he was doing, but "he couldn't understand his reply because his mouth was full of a burrito that he was eating." Must've been an extra-large one!

Waters was finally hauled to the Edina Police Department, but the shit-show wasn't through yet. He urinated in his cell and was found lying on the floor next to a puddle. Then, when it came time to snap a mugshot, Waters held up both hands and flipped the bird to the camera.

Waters posted $12,000 bond and is free until his next court appearance, scheduled for July 26. Last week, he was charged with two gross misdemeanors--refusing to submit to a urine test while in jail and third-degree driving while intoxicated, each of which carries a maximum penalty of a year in jail and a $3,000 fine.


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17 comments
jonnyBegoode
jonnyBegoode

This guy needs to be put down, where are those gangsta lady boys when you need them.... totally a waste of life.

Kellbell0820
Kellbell0820

I just want to know where to get the burrito....

Sham211
Sham211

Another angry Eden Prairie resident...

Bob
Bob

Sounds like a real Burrito issue, thats why I never eat them.

Zac Chelberg
Zac Chelberg

well he was over by taco bell by southdale mall

lillie3297
lillie3297

Oh I can assure you, this gentleman exemplifies every Edina stereotype. Rich, over-privileged, mommy and daddy bailing him out whenever he screws up.

Not White
Not White

I don't know... There are a LOT of pricks in Edina

Lillie3297
Lillie3297

Pretty sure in high school he was dealing with legal trouble as well. Looks like it's been expunged since he turned 18.

Nick G
Nick G

I'd like to know what kind of burrito is so good that you wouldn't stop eating it, after a cop asked you to. Then I'm going to buy a whole case of them!

PutDownTheChalupa
PutDownTheChalupa

It probably has to do with his refusal to put down the burrito... sounds like he wasn't very cooperative throughout the whole ordeal. That said, not sure why he didn't get a bribery charge rather than a charge for refusing to take the sobriety test.

Kjp0403
Kjp0403

Sounds like a stellar individual. Just a thought, though: the article stated that he "could not mimic sobriety during the test" - yet he was charged with refusing to submit to a sobriety test. Two of these things do not go together.

MN
MN

A quick Google search shows that this isn't his first trip down DWI Lane. Sadly this young man has a serious, serious problem & is a danger to himself and others. Also, isn't bribing a cop a chargeable offense as well? Maybe the cop figured Waters had enough going against him already.

Lillie3297
Lillie3297

I went to high school with this dude. It was sobriety high and he got expelled for bringing 7 grams of cocaine to school and snorting it in the bathroom. I guess he didn't amount to much.

Blacklabel6069
Blacklabel6069

haha i went to highschool with him at edina, he was selling pot when I went there. yeah I guess he didnt make it very far after graduation.

Angiemarie612
Angiemarie612

Lol Yup went to high school with both of you

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