A Florida man arrested for DUI in a McDonald’s Drive Thru says the charges are bogus because he wasn’t drinking and driving.
The Palm Beach Post reports that Earle G. Stevens Jr. took some pain meds around noon before he started drinking actively. Around dinner time police were alerted after Stevens headed over McDonalds and rear ended the car in front him in the drive thru. Officers found a bottle of Jim Bean in the car but Stevens insists he wasn’t drinking and driving.
“I’m feeling pretty good,” he said when officer Kevin Jaworksi asked how he was feeling, according to the arrest report.
He then told Jaworski about having several drinks and taking pain medicine earlier in the day, but wasn’t aware of hitting anyone in the drive-thru.
When asked if he was drinking and driving, Stevens, of Vero Beach, explained that he was only drinking when he was stopped at stop signs and not when the car was moving, according to the police report.
Stevens reported Breathalyzer results were 0.153 and 0.147.
He was charged with DUI and not having a Florida driver’s license.