Man with cocaine on nose says ‘E.T. phone home’ during field test

Posted at 8:14 PM, Jun 23, 2015
and last updated 2015-06-23 20:14:22-04

MENTOR, Ohio — A man pulled over for speeding in Mentor on Sunday made a reference to iconic 80s alien E.T. according to WJW.

Mentor police stopped Esteban Couvertier, of Painesville, on state Route 2 near Center Street at about 4:40 a.m. Police said the 24-year-old was obviously intoxicated and had white powder on his nose.

Esteban Couvertier (Photo courtesy: Mentor Police Department)

During his field sobriety test, Couvertier said “E.T. phone home,” according to Mentor police.

He failed the test, and officers found a couple grams of marijuana and cocaine in his possession. His passenger, who was also intoxicated, was taken into custody for his own safety.

Couvertier was charged with operating a vehicle under the influence, possession of cocaine, possession of marijuana, speeding and failure to wear a seat-belt.