A man reportedly threw up at a fast food restaurant late Wednesday night, but it was not because of the food.
The 32-year-old Clermont man was charged with DUI and resisting arrest after an employee at a Burger King in Clermont called police to report a driver in the drive-thru line had vomited in a vehicle, according to an arrest affidavit.
The man also paid $35 for an $8 order, according to the report.
Police claim that when they responded to the State Road 50 restaurant at about 11:40 p.m., they found the man in the driver seat with his head down, his eyes bloodshot and glassy and his vehicle running. Officers allege they smelled alcohol on him.
They apparently had to pull the man out of the vehicle after he refused to exit, and he was unsteady on his feet.
The man reportedly refused sobriety tests and was arrested.
If you are arrested for DUI in the state of Florida, within 10 days of your arrest, it is likely that your driver’s license will be administratively suspended for at least six months, or confiscated by authorities. If you wish to dispute your DUI suspension you have only 10 days from the time you were arrested to appeal the immediate suspension. Different from other criminal charges, DUI arrests are unique. Depending on the circumstances leading up to a DUI arrest and the defendant’s previous record, the case can have many possible outcomes, including the possibility of charges being reduced or dismissed entirely.
The best thing to do after an arrest in Florida is to call a Florida DUI Defense Lawyer at Whittel & Melton without delay. If you or a loved one has been accused of DUI in the Lake County area or throughout the state of Florida, call us today at 352-793-9330 or contact us online.