“Pioneer woman” Ree drummondnephew of, Caleb, faces DWI charge after cops said he was drunk and sleeping soundly in his vehicle when they pulled him over …
According to documents, obtained by TMZ, cops say they received a call around 5 a.m. on April 17 about a Ford truck at a dead end stop at a traffic light in Osage County, OK – and it had been like that for at least 3 light cycles.
The cops say that on approaching they found Caleb asleep at the wheel, and although they knocked on his window several times … he did not respond.
When the cops opened the driver’s door, they said there was an overwhelming smell of alcohol coming from Caleb, who finally woke up. Surprisingly, the cops say his truck was still driving and he had dozed off with his foot on the brake.
It would have been bad enough, but the cops say they found an open beer that was cold to the touch and practically full … plus a box of ammo and a loaded 9mm handgun.
According to the report, Caleb struggled to get the truck into the park and put it in reverse first. When he got out he lost his balance and the cops say he had “thick speech impediments, red bloodshot eyes.” When they applied for his driver’s license, the cops say he gave them a credit card.
Caleb also failed field sobriety tests and said “I know I shouldn’t have driven” and “I’m glad I didn’t get caught a few hours ago” … according to the cops .
He was stopped and prosecutors charged him with impaired driving and an open container, both misdemeanors. We are told that his blood alcohol level was 0.05. It should be noted that Caleb was not affected by any weapons charges.
As we reported … Caleb’s arrest came just over a month after he was involved in a scary wreck on Ree’s ranch which could easily have cost him his life. Ree’s husband, Ladd, was driving the other truck involved in the accident and broke his neck.