William David Freeman, 47, of Vonore, was charged with public intoxication stemming from the Dec. 21 incident, according to Monroe County Sheriff’s Office online booking records.
The supervisor said Freeman kept returning to his personal vehicle during his shift to drink alcohol, according to the newspaper.
When questioned by Woods, Freeman denied the accusations. When the officer asked him to do a one-leg sobriety test, Freeman failed it, the Advocate & Democrat reported.
When Woods asked Freeman if there was alcohol in his car, he denied it and allowed the officer to search the vehicle.
According to an arrest report, Woods found two unopened small vodka bottles on the floor of the passenger’s side, and an opened one in the driver’s seat.
Freeman then failed another sobriety test and was arrested, the Advocate & Democrat reported.