CHP officer Phillip Price was the second and final witness presented by the People in the Todd Kinley case.
"I was informed at 4:49 a.m. that a person was exposing himself on Southbound 101."
He was near Fifth and Myrtle and arrived at the location at 4:42 a.m.
"I saw a man standing on the west shoulder, his pants were down, shirt pulled halfway to his stomach, his right hand was grasping his penis and he was messing with it."
As Officer Price was turning his patrol car to get to where Kinley was "he saw me, he turned around, collected himself and put himself away."
"When I pulled up, he had his back to me. He put his hands up and started to walk towards my patrol car. His pants were pulled up, his belt was still unfastened."
"I asked him why he was exposing himself to traffic?"
"Initially, he told me a friend of his had to urinate in the roadway and he did it so his friend would not get arrested."
No one else was around. Later, Kinley said he did not know why.
Officer Price said, " he was slurring his speech and reeked of alcohol." After Kinley was asked to breathe into a PAS device, he was arrested due to his blood alcohol level.
Originally, Kinley told Officer Price his name was Vincent Keenan and that he did not have ID. When he was searched and booked into the jail, a Blue Lake Casino card with his name was found.
On cross examination by Kinley's attorney, Mr. Luke Brownfield, Officer Price said a glass smoking pipe "which appeared to have been used to smoke marijuana" and "a green substance", that turned out to be 12 grams of marijuana were in Kinley's possession.
On redirect by Deputy District Attorney Whitney Barnes, Officer Price stated that "the defendant did not stumble" and that he did not require assistance to walk to the car or into the booking area.
The defense did not provide any evidence. I will update closing arguments later today.
The jury started deliberations at 11:45 today. They deliberated through lunch and have a verdict.