Man Googled ‘how long meth stays in your system’ while in custody for drugged driving

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An Iowa man made the mistake of looking up information about methamphetamine while in custody for suspected drugged driving, according to an arrest report obtained Friday by The Smoking Gun.

Robert Perez, 53, was driving a motorcycle in Iowa City on Thursday when cops pulled over the man, who they say was “making non-sensical actions” while on the road, according to the report.

Perez told an officer “a fellow meth user loaned him the vehicle,” according to the report, which notes the bike had been listed as stolen in a police database.

Following his arrest, Perez “admitted to injecting meth five hours prior” and had on him multiple syringe caps when searched, wrote arresting officer Daniel Boesen.

Though Perez refused all field sobriety tests, he did take a breath test that picked up a .000% breath alcohol content, according to the report.

Another officer spotted Perez taking to Google to look up “how long meth stays in your system after initial consumption,” wrote Boesen.

After getting a search warrant for a chemical sample, Perez’s blood was drawn at a local hospital and Boesen said it would be sent out for chemical testing.

Perez, who was charged with theft, driving under the influence, and driving with a suspended license, according to the outlet, has two prior convictions for operating while intoxicated — one in 2016 and one in 2011.

He was reportedly released from Johnson County jail Friday morning.

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