DUI Suspect Drives Away With 6-Foot Fuel Hose, Nozzle in Tank

The Nevada Highway Patrol says a drunken driving suspect in Reno was gassed in more ways than one.

A 40-year-old Reno woman was arrested early Tuesday after an ambulance crew saw her driving on U.S. Highway 395 with a fuel hose and nozzle sticking out of her gas tank.

Patrol spokesman Chuck Allen says the crew tried to signal April Westfall after they spotted the unusual appendage to her green Subaru wagon about 4:30 a.m. but couldn't get her attention.

He says the crew eventually initiated a traffic stop and radioed the state troopers. Upon their arrival, Westfall failed a sobriety test and was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence.

Allen says they are still trying to find the service station that is missing the nozzle and about 6 feet of fuel hose.