Father with baby in car passes out at stoplight, hard lemonade in hand

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A Melbourne dad was on his was to pick up his second child at school, when he passed out at a stoplight.

The car was seen stopped in the middle of Hibiscus Boulevard, near the intersection of U.S. 1.

“He could’ve rolled out in the middle of that intersection. This intersection has accidents all the time,” said eye witness Kathy Hatch.

When police arrived, they found Travis Taffer in the middle of traffic with his engine running and the car in gear… lucky for everyone his foot was somehow on the brake.

He was completely passed out; right hand on the steering wheel, left hand clutching a Mike’s Harder Black Cherry Lemonade.

In the beack seat was a 16-month-old child.

An officer turned the car off safely and woke the father up, who told the officer he was on his way to pick up his other kid from school, but had passed out.

The mother was called to pick them all up according to wesh.com, though they did not report on any charges.

Drunk Florida Man hits 17 cars while trying to park

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DAVENPORT, Fla. – A 25-year-old Orlando man was arrested on DUI charges after he struck 17 parked vehicles at an apartment complex in Osceola County, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

Tony Futch was arrested and booked into the Osceola County Jail.

The FHP said troopers were called to The Gate Apartments in Davenport for a report of an impaired driver.

Troopers said Futch was driving a blue 2003 Chevrolet Blazer and struck 17 vehicles in eight different crashes as he kept trying to park his SUV. Full Story »

Drunk Florida Man Livestreams Himself Speeding Recklessly Down Crowded Clearwater Beach

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CLEARWATER BEACH, FL (WFLA) – A man was arrested after driving his car across a crowded Florida beach Thursday.

Police said he drove for a while down the north side of the beach, running over chairs and umbrellas. It took police nine minutes to get the man into custody from when he got onto the beach.

Clearwater police identified the man as Ryan Stiles, 27, of Pinellas Park. Full Story »

Villager goes on wild golf cart ride after getting drunk at community pool

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A Villager who admitted to drinking wine at a community pool was arrested after a wild ride in her golf cart Tuesday afternoon in the Village of St. Charles.

Joyce Hellkamp Smith, 62, of the Village of St. Charles, had been at the wheel of a green golf cart at about 2 p.m. when someone reported the golf cart was hitting curbs, driving in and out of the golf cart lane and driving in front of oncoming vehicles, according to an arrest report from the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office. The golf cart then drove through someone’s yard on Baldwin Run. The witness was blocking Smith’s golf cart when a deputy arrived on the scene.

Smith admitted she had consumed “some wine” and the deputy spotted a cardboard 1-liter wine container inside a compartment on the dashboard. The deputy also observed numerous green leaves and sticks on the floorboard of the golf cart, leading the deputy to believe Smith had recently hit a bush. Full Story »

Tiger Woods blames DUI arrest on prescription medications

Tiger Woods was arrested early Monday morning for driving under the influence, but hours after his release from a jail near his Florida home issued a statement saying “alcohol was not involved.”

In the statement, released through his publicist Monday evening, Woods blamed his arrest on prescription drugs.

“What happened was an unexpected reaction to prescribed medications,” Woods said in the statement. “I didn’t realize the mix of medications had affected me so strongly.”

Woods, 41, had a fourth surgery on his back April 20. He has played only twice this year, the last time when he withdrew from a February event in Dubai, citing the bad back.

But Monday night, Mark Steinberg, Woods’s longtime agent, would not say whether the mix of medications Woods cited was related to his back problems.

“He wanted to clarify the situation,” Steinberg said by phone. “But there’s nothing further to provide right now.” Full Story »