Drunk Driver Blames DUI On Squirrel


Drunk Driver Blames DUI On SquirrelDrunk Driver Blames DUI On Squirrel

On September 22, 2012, a man in Clay County, Florida was pulled over and arrested for DUI, which he initially blamed on his pet squirrel. When police saw Warren Michael, 23, swerving in and out of lanes and almost hitting 2 other vehicles they pulled him over on suspicion of driving drunk. Oddly, Warren told officers that it was his pet squirrel trying to eat him, which caused him to swerve and not alcohol intoxication. Police however, noticed other signs of intoxication such as slurred speech and blood shot eyes, so they asked Warren to complete several field sobriety tests, which he failed.

The police report stated that Warren was “very talkative and frequently using profanity“. During the sobriety tests, Warren could apparently not keep his balance and kept putting his foot down during a one leg stand test. Police then placed Warren under arrest for DUI but allowed his girlfriend to come and pick up the squirrel as well as his car. When she arrived, she allegedly told Warren that he was too drunk to be driving. Police then took Warren to the County Jail where he submitted a breathalyzer test showing his BAC level to be .145%, almost double the legal limit of .08%. Warren was cited for DUI as well as driving without a seat belt and issued a written warning for driving in an unsafe manner.

If you or someone you know has been arrested for driving drunk, contact a skilled Florida DUI attorney for legal assistance.


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