A man who was suspected of driving under the influence was seen behind the wheel with bare feet and wearing only a pair of novelty alcohol-related underpants with his shirt when police pulled him over.
In the early morning hours of April 12, an officer reportedly saw a Dodge truck being operated erratically. The vehicle was said to have been veering between the painted lines on the road and the officer determined there was reason to perform a traffic stop.
Before the driver pulled over he allegedly slowed down the truck and threw what the officer believed was a black colored object out of the vehicle from the driver’s side door. He then regained his speed and pulled over in the parking lot of a nearby hotel.
As the officer approached the pickup truck the man in the driver’s seat, later identified as Daryle Lee Campbell, stepped out of the vehicle and it was reported that he “was only wearing underwear that stated ‘breathalyzer’ on the side and ‘blow here’ near his genitals and a shirt.”
Campbell, who was placed in handcuffs for getting out of the truck without being asked to do so by the officer, was allegedly behaving in a manner that led the officer to suspect that he was under the influence of a stimulant. He was asked to give his consent to a field sobriety test, but he refused and told police that he suffered from gout.
Campbell explained his wardrobe to police through disclosing that a friend had called him in need of assistance with a flat tire and he was on his way to the location to help.
Upon visual inspection of the contents of the vehicle police reportedly discovered a pair of binoculars in the passenger seat. In addition, they alleged that there were condoms laying around, and a “penis ring” sitting in the center console. Authorities suspected that Campbell might have been planning to take place in lewd and lascivious behavior.
54-year-old Campbell was taken into custody by law enforcement from the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office and charged with one count of misdemeanor DUI.
Though a team of officers searched the area where Campbell allegedly discarded the black item they did not recover anything resembling the object.
If you or someone you love is suspected of DUI, contact Orange County criminal defense lawyer Staycie R. Sena at (949) 477-8088 for a consultation now.