Skip to comments.ONLY IN FLORIDA: Two Jupiter men charged with DUI at same time, driving same SUV
Posted on 05/20/2020 12:11:53 PM PDT by BBQToadRibs
In an only-in-Florida-like incident, the men, apparently brothers, allegedly got behind the wheel of the same vehicle, in front of police.
Heres what happened:
Palm Beach Gardens police got a call about a reckless driver around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday. When an officer arrived, they found Alfredo Lopez Chaj, 24, behind the wheel of a running blue Nissan SUV near the Paloma neighborhood, not far from Central Boulevard and Interstate 95, according to police reports.
But by the time the officer got to the vehicle, Alfredo was standing outside the SUV, the report said.
Martin Lopez Chaj, 20, then slid from the passenger seat to the drivers seat and tried to put the car in reverse in an attempt to flee, but the officer pulled him out, the report stated.
By law, police say, a person is considered driving if he or she is in any way in control of a running vehicle, even if it is not moving.
The report went into detail about both men smelling of alcohol and showing signs of impairment. Both, it also noted, had wet their pants.
After each was given a field sobriety test, Martin agreed to a breath test, and a sampling was recorded at 0.21, more than 2½ times the 0.08 threshold to be impaired while driving. Alfredo refused the test, which triggers an automatic license suspension of a year. Police said neither man had a valid drivers license.
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Some non-COVID entertainment.
Headline is misleading click-bait.
Sounds like a brain teaser:
Two florida men were charged with drunk driving. Each florida man also had a brother that was charged with drunk driving. The brothers were also from Florida. How many men were charged with drunk driving?
“Alfredo refused the test, which triggers an automatic license suspension of a year. Police said neither man had a valid drivers license. “
LOL - So the suspension will mean what to him????
Not in my opinion. Both men were charged with DUI for the same vehicle.
Both, it also noted, had wet their pants.....Oh, Hell. Who doesn’t?
“Not in my opinion. Both men were charged with DUI for the same vehicle.”
But not at the same time. duh ...
Florida is Infested with idiots like these idiots. The dork obama placed thousands of “migrants in the state.
Had the passenger not slid over to the driver's seat, then only one could have been charged with DUI. So that maneuver made the stop and arrest unique, thus worthy of a news article documenting it. 8>)
I was expecting the story to be about Andrew Gillum driving drunk with a naked Male stripper in his lap holding the steering wheel.
“After each was given a field sobriety test, Martin agreed to a breath test, and a sampling was recorded at 0.21, more than 2½ times the 0.08 threshold to be impaired while driving.”
I see what they were thinking — they were acting as a dual-redundant decision and control system. That would compensate for the diminished capacity of each individually.
“Yeah at the same time. “
Nope. In fact the first was not even in the car when the second was DUI!
You’re splitting hairs. If that’s your only argument it’s a very weak one. As you also saw I further qualified what I meant by the same time, that being same traffic stop and same vehicle. That qualifies it as the same time.
>>>Alfredo refused the test, which triggers an automatic license suspension of a year. Police said neither man had a valid drivers license<<<
Let this sink in...
You know Florida is ridiculous when an in-state Florida news paper states “only in Florida” LOL
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