Man driving forklift down Scottsdale Road arrested - FOX13 News, WHBQ FOX 13

Man driving forklift down Scottsdale Road arrested

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -

A 33-year-old man was arrested after an officer saw him driving a forklift down Scottsdale Road early Wednesday morning.

Police say Derek C. Jackson was riding a forklift near Scottsdale Road and Drinkwater Boulevard when an officer pulled him over.

When the officer approached Jackson, he allegedly seemed disoriented and under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

According to the officer, Jackson didn't have a reason why he was driving the forklift and claimed he was on his way home from a party.

Police discovered the forklift belonged to United Rentals and was supposed to be at Fashion Square Mall for a construction project.

The company confirmed to officers that Jackson had no affiliation with them or the project.

Jackson was arrested for theft and DUI related charges.

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