On May 23 at about 1:35 p.m., a Santa Monicamotorcycle officer traveling southbound in the 1400 block of Pacific Coast Highway observed a black Kawasaki motorcycle with a driver and passenger displaying expired registration stickers in violation of the vehicle code.
The officer stopped the vehicle, made contact with the driver and explained the reason for pulling him over. The driver was not in possession of a license, registration card or proof of insurance.
During his interaction with the driver, identified as 23-year-old Karmichael Edwardo Pompa, of Santa Monica, the motorcycle officer observed several symptoms of alcohol intoxication, including watery eyes, a strong odor of alcoholic beverages, poor coordination and balance, and difficulty concentrating and multi-tasking.
The officer administered a series of field sobriety tests and then performed a preliminary alcohol screening test. Based on the results of the tests, the driver was arrested and booked for Driving Under the Influence and DUI with a blood alcohol concentration over 0.08%. He was also riding without a license.
Pompa was later issued a citation for the violations and released. He had bail set at $5,000.