Iowa City man given ride home by police arrested for intoxication after running away


An Iowa City man who was allegedly passed out on the side of the road was given a ride home by police, only to flee them when he got out of the squad car.

Officers came upon 20-year-old Lonnie Smith of Scott Park Drive passed out near the intersection of Melrose Avenue and Hawkins Drive around 12:45 am Friday. He reportedly showed several signs of intoxication, and told police that he was walking home from the bars. Smith admitted to being intoxicated, and he was offered a ride home.

Once Smith was let out of the squad car, he reportedly ran and hid in some weeds, leading to his arrest.

Smith was sentenced to time served and released.