LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – Police arrested 51-year-old Robert Holzknecht on April 23 on Valley Station Road at 4:30 p.m. after police said he tried to pick up his grandchild from school while under the influence.
According to the police report Holzknecht had driven a 1998 Chevy Malibu onto the curb at a Louisville middle school and was staggering around the vehicle.
School staff said he appeared to be intoxicated, according to the police report.
When police arrived on the scene officers found Holzknecht sitting in the Malibu with it pointing towards the curb, parked improperly, in front of the school, according to the police report.
Police said Holzknecht’s speech was lethargic and slurred; his pupils were dilated and had a dazed stare.
Holzknecht failed field sobriety tests conducted at the scene and could not maintain his balance, police said.
Police said Holzknecht denied taking any kind of impairing substance and provides no medical reason for the impairment. Holzknecht did tell police he took a muscle relaxer and a bottle of pills were found in his pocket, according to the police report.
Holzknecht is charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs/etc.