Orange schnapps, a DUI stop and a second visit by the cops

Wednesday went from bad to worse for one Key Peninsula resident who Pierce County sheriff’s deputies say they arrested twice in one day.

Here’s how that went down, according to the Sheriff’s Department:

About 3 p.m. Wednesday, a deputy on Key Peninsula responded to a report of a suspicious man parked in a truck in front of a house on 115th Street KPN.

The deputy arrived to see the truck leaving the house, so he pulled the driver over and ordered him out of the truck.

The 30-year-old man, reeking of alcohol, clambered out of the truck, accidentally dropping both his cellphone and his shorts in the process.

The deputy searched the car and found an empty bottle of orange schnapps in the cab.

The man said he’d been drinking since 3 p.m., which happened to be what time it was. He then said he’d been drinking since about 12:20 p.m. He was at the house, which belonged to his family, because he was “looking for memories.”

He told the deputy he needed to pick up his daughter at the bus stop, so the department made arrangements for relatives to pick up both his daughter and his truck.

The man failed sobriety tests and was arrested. He was taken to the Gig Harbor Police Department for a breath test, in which he blew a .278 and a .276 blood alcohol level. He was then hospitalized.

About 10 p.m., deputies responded to an assault at the man’s father’s house on the peninsula. The father had picked the man up from the hospital, and the father had talked about how he was concerned about the man’s drinking, the DUI arrest and the safety of his daughter.

The man threatened to kill his father and shoved him to the ground.

He was arrested on one count of fourth-degree assault and booked into Pierce County Jail. He faces $10,000 in bail for the charges of assault and driving under the influence.

Kenny Ocker: 253-597-8627, @KennyOcker