Florida Driver Says He Only Drank Alcohol At Stop Signs And Traffic Lights

July 11, 2018


Many a bad decision has been fueled by alcohol. This "hold my beer and watch this" moment takes us to Vero Beach where a woman was ordering food at a local drive-thru restaurant. However every time the line moved forward, the car behind her kept running into her bumper.  Eventually she called the Indian River County Sheriff's Office, who sent out a couple of deputies to investigate and found the driver, 69-year old Earle Stevens Jr. of Port St. Lucie behind the wheel, smelling of alcohol and an open bottle of liquor in a brown paper bag in the passenger seat. As the deputies questioned Earle, he reportedly told them he was feeling "pretty good" after his 30 mile road trip. When asked about the booze, he has no problems letting them know it was a bottle of Jim Beam bourbon.  You see, Earle had never obtained his driver's license, so we can assume he wasn't too familiar about not driving under the influence of alcohol.  He reportedly told deputies that he was not drinking while the car was moving and only when he stopped for stop signs and traffic signals and between Port St. Lucie and Vero Beach, where there are a lot of stop signs and traffic lights between the two cities. He failed field sobriety tests and was arrested for DUI and driving without a license.  Come to find out, Earle had two earlier DUI charges from Missouri, which leads us to believe his "only drinking at stop signs and traffic lights" routine doesn't work!


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