Richard Zane Whitesides, 21, was arrested Saturday afternoon in Ozona for flying a helicopter while intoxicated. According to D.P.S., a Robinson R-22 helicopter was spotted flying low over Ozona and hovering over Interstate 10 that afternoon.
The helicopter landed in an open field, and Whitesides and another man got out and went to a backyard cookout, which they were apparently not invited to. Crockett County Sheriff's deputies arrived on the scene and found out that both men were drunk. Deputies arrested both men.
When deputies searched the helicopter, they found opened beer cans and firearms in the cockpit.
Now, Whitesides is charged with flying while intoxicated and unlawful carrying of a weapon.