A tip from a witness
Thursday night time, December 23, 2021, helped Polk County deputies find and cease
a person who was driving recklessly, and it was subsequently decided that he
was driving whereas impaired.
The arrest of 64-year
previous John Scott of Lakeland was his fifth arrest for DUI.
“Most individuals get
it…they know that driving beneath the affect of medicine or alcohol is a foul
factor. However this man clearly doesn’t get it. The witness who referred to as to report
the reckless driver, then helped deputies find him could have saved some lives
tonight.” – Grady Judd,
A witness had referred to as
Lakeland Police Division at round 9:30 PM to alert them of the reckless
driver, and the decision was transferred to the Polk County Sheriff’s Workplace on account of
the situation of the place the car was driving.
The witness continued
to replace dispatchers, who relayed the data to the deputies.
A couple of minutes later, a
deputy positioned the white Chevy van driving with its high-beam lights on and
failing to remain in its lane, and a site visitors cease was carried out.
Within the arrest
affidavit, the deputy reported of Scott, “his speech to be slurred, his eyes to
be blood-shot and glassy, and a robust odor of an alcoholic beverage coming
from his breath and particular person.”
The deputy additionally
reported that he needed to seize Scott 3 times as he would begin to fall
Scott was so unsteady
on his toes that he was unable to carry out two of the three elements of the Area
Sobriety Take a look at.
Scott informed the deputy
that he left work at about 5:30 PM and went to a pal’s home to drink, the place
he “solely had six beers.” Restrictions on Scott’s driver’s license solely enable
for him to drive to and from work solely.
Scott was arrested at
that time for DUI, and transported to the Sheriff’s Processing Middle.
On the SPC, Scott
turned belligerent with the deputy, and refused to supply a breath pattern. He
informed the deputy, “I’m not doing a factor you say,” and referred to as the deputy a
racially derogatory phrase.
John Scott was charged
with DUI: 4th or Subsequent Offense
(F3), Refusal to Undergo DUI BAL Take a look at (M1), and Violation of DL Restrictions
Scott’s 4 prior DUI
arrests in Polk County occurred in 1976, 1978, 1981, and 2000.