The Bizarre World of Florida

Man accused of drunken driving after dumping cup of liquid on officer’s shoes March 23, 2015

policeA 38-year-old Niceville man is accused of speeding and driving drunk after allegedly dumping a cup of liquid on an officer’s shoes.

A Niceville Police officer was patrolling on March 8 when he saw the man’s truck doing 51 mph in a 35 mph zone, according to the incident report. When the officer pulled the man over, the man said he knew he was speeding and guessed he was going “at least” 45 mph.

The officer smelled alcohol and vomit and noticed the man’s eyes were bloodshot, watery and glassy, the report said. When asked if he’d had anything to drink, the man admitted he’d had “a couple.”

The officer noticed a cup with liquid and asked what was in it, according to the report. The man initially said Redbull and ice, but when the officer asked a second time, the man allegedly dumped the liquid on the officer’s shoes.

When the officer asked why the man dumped the liquid out, the man replied, “You know what was in the cup,” the report said. The man refused to perform Standardized Field Sobriety Tests and refused to submit to a breath test.

He is charged with driving under the influence and speeding.


DUI stop: Man flashed illegal police insignia March 9, 2015

A man who told a Marion County Sheriff’s Office deputy he was working undercover was arrested Wednesday night and charged with DUI and unlawful use of a police badge or insignia.

Deputy Gary Miller saw a blue Dodge pickup traveling erratically in the 4700 block of Northeast 25th Avenue and motioned for the driver to pull over.

bildeThe driver, Peter Craig Martin, 59, had a strong odor of alcohol on his breath. When he was asked for his driver’s license and registration, Martin showed the deputy a MCSO Citizen’s Academy pin and said he was working undercover.

The deputy said he did not recognized him, to which Martin replied that he does not work for the MCSO but was looking for a man and when he found him he was going to turn him in.

Martin told the deputy he had three beers. He agreed to a field sobriety exercise, which he failed.

Martin was arrested and taken to the Marion County Jail, where he declined to take a breath test.

The deputy discovered Martin had a prior DUI conviction. The kind of pin Martin presented to the deputy has not been issued in more than a decade, authorities said.


Man claimed ownership of only legal items in car March 2, 2015

A man pulled over for allegedly driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs told deputies that the belongings in the vehicle were his, except for any illegal items.

robert-eugene-pursleyRobert Eugene Pursley was pulled over on Cody Avenue around 2:45 a.m. on Feb. 15, arrest reports said.

After the DUI arrest, 54-year-old Pursley’s vehicle was inventoried before being towed, according to arrest reports. Okaloosa County Sheriff’s deputies found a small baggie of cocaine in the center console.

Pursley told deputies “all the items in his vehicle were his except for anything illegal,” reports said. He refused to submit to a urine test for the DUI and, when asked if a urine test would show cocaine use, allegedly replied with “no comment.”

He is charged with DUI, failing to drive within a single lane, knowingly driving while his license was suspended or revoked and possession of cocaine.


Woman refuses to pay bar tab, gets DUI February 17, 2015

Reeking of alcohol and unable to stand, Jennifer L. Dworak told a deputy that she had only consumed one pitcher of Yuengling beer, records show.

And, a report noted, she said she didn’t feel intoxicated.

duiBut Dworak’s unpaid bill at Houligan’s in Ormond Beach — nearly $100 — and her reported boozy behavior outside of the pub provide contrasting versions of what happened Thursday.

The manager of the pub at 1643 N. U.S. Highway said the 36-year-old Palm Coast resident tried to drive away in her green Subaru after 11 p.m. without paying her $96.68 bar bill, according to her arrest report.

The bill, according to the manager, was for two pitchers of Yuengling, one double Bacardi drink, one Jack Daniels, eight Kamikaze drinks and one Philly cheese steak.

A deputy with the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office was called to the pub and found Dworak behind the wheel of her car with the pub’s manager nearby.

She got out of the vehicle at the deputy’s request and almost immediately fell down. She “reeked of alcohol” and had glassy, watery and bloodshot eyes, her arrest report said.

She agreed to pay her bill but her credit card was declined due to insufficient funds. She said she had no other way to pay and the manager said he wanted to press charges.

Then the deputy said he was investigating her for driving under the influence.

She failed field sobriety tests, refused to give a breath sample and stopped answering questions.

The deputy checked her license and found it was cancelled indefinitely on Feb. 2 after three DUI convictions in 2007, 2008 and in December.

She was taken into custody and placed in a holding cell in a Sheriff’s Office facility.

Police say that a baby pulled a bag of cocaine out of Candyce Harden’s shirt during a traffic stop.
That’s where she suddenly fell down and stopped moving. She was hospitalized and then medically cleared and later booked into the Volusia County Branch Jail.

She was charged with DUI, defrauding an inkeeper and operating a vehicle without a valid license.


Deputy asks for license, driver presents old ticket, swigs booze February 16, 2015

A St. Lucie County Sheriff’s deputy stopped driver Christopher Mcmahon, and asked Mcmahon for his vehicle registration and other documents.

Mcmahon_ChristopherNext, he took a swig from a cup that smelled of booze.But instead of providing his registration, Mcmahon, 27, tried to hand over an old traffic citation, an affidavit states.

And it wasn’t long before Mcmahon, who had apparent barf on his pants and car, would be behind bars.

The case began just before 10 p.m. Jan. 29, when a 911 caller reported a vehicle parked half on the street on South Indian River Drive south of Fort Pierce.

A man was regurgitating on the roadway. He got back in his car and started driving north on Indian River Drive. Deputies eventually stopped the vehicle on Midway Road.

A deputy asked the driver, Mcmahon, for his license, proof of insurance and registration.

“Mcmahon was attempting to hand him (the deputy) a piece of paper he believed to be his registration,” an affidavit states. “It was actually a traffic citation from approximately one month ago.”

Mcmahon smelled of alcohol and had apparent “fresh vomit” on his pants and the exterior of the driver’s door.

As a deputy spoke to Mcmahon, Mcmahon “consumed a beverage that was in a clear plastic cup that smelled like an alcoholic beverage.”

Mcmahon, of the 1000 block of Century Drive in Fort Pierce, performed field sobriety exercises before being arrested on a DUI charge.

A breath test measured Mcmahon’s blood alcohol content at 0.173 and 0.174 – greater than twice the legal limit of 0.08.


Woman calls deputy ‘God Almighty’ before stink bomb drops January 29, 2015

A 47-year-old woman evidently confused a Martin County Sheriff’s deputy with “God Almighty” during what could be called a malodorous moment in Jensen Beach, according to an arrest affidavit.

Michelle-Meyers-mugThe deputy asked to see her license, registration and proof of insurance. Meyers started fumbling around and said she forgot what she was looking for. The deputy reminded her and she handed over her license.The deputy stopped Michelle Meyers after 9 p.m. Jan. 14 after noticing her Chevrolet TrailBlazer traveling erratically on U.S. 1.

Meyers said she was coming from work, and the deputy asked where she worked.

“God Almighty … I don’t know,” said Meyers, who smelled of booze.

Queried about how much she imbibed, Meyers said, “God Almighty, I only had two beers.”

The deputy explained how to perform one of a series of field sobriety tests. Meyers again called the deputy, “God Almighty.”

“I assured Meyers that I was not God Almighty, and told her my name was Deputy Cuty,” the affidavit states.

During one field sobriety test, Meyers reported, “I just pooped my pants.”

Further mention was not made of the defecation situation, though the deputy eventually arrested Meyers on a DUI charge.

Meyers, of the 4600 block of Southeast Winter Haven Court in Stuart, declined to take a breath test to measure her blood alcohol content.


Woman behind three-breasted hoax is behind bars January 27, 2015

The Tampa woman who caused an internet sensation last year by claiming she had a third breast surgically implanted was arrested this morning on a charge of DUI.

AR-150129473Alisha Hessler, 21, was released this morning from the Hillsborough County Jail after posting $500 bond.

According to police, Hessler was speeding in her 2011 Mustang near Adamo Avenue and 21st Street around 3:45 a.m. and ran a red light when an officer pulled her over.

The officer smelled alcohol on Hessler’s breath, and she had slurred speech, police say.

She failed a field sobriety test, police say. She registered a blood-alcohol content of .180 and .178 and was transported to Orient Road Jail without incident.

EP-150129473The story of Hessler went viral in September when, as Jasmine Tridevil, she claimed to have had plastic surgery to add a third breast in an effort “to turn off guys.”

On her Facebook page, she said she was filming her life in Tampa to show the struggles she faces because of her surgery.

A website for a massage therapist named Alisha Hessler, who strongly resembled Tridevil, and a web listing for the service mentioned it was a “Provider of internet hoaxes since 2014” and “Specialist in massage for three breasted woman.”



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