A Florida man purported to be drunk was arrested after he reportedly smashed his vehicle into a county road sign reminding drivers on the road to “Stay Sober or Get Pulled Over.”
In the early morning hours on August 30 in Port Charlotte, an electrical sign placed by the county reading, “Stay Sober or Get Pulled Over,” was destroyed when a blue Mazda truck reportedly struck it, resulting in a single-vehicle collision.
The authorities were alerted about the incident, and an officer headed to the scene to learn what had taken place.
When the officer arrived and spotted the truck, it was noted that a man who was purported to be the driver was standing near the automobile and broken road sign.
The man started interacting with the officer, and he was identified as 22-year-old Bounty Cheramy.
Cheramy allegedly reeked of spirits, and while reportedly telling the officer what happened in the collision he said that he was on his cell phone and had gotten distracted.
The officer reported that Cheramy appeared as if he was “having a hard time focusing on [my] questions.”
Since it was purported that Cheramy was behaving in such a manner from being under the influence, the officer reportedly explained that he was going to be charged for operating his vehicle while doing so.
According to the probable cause statement, Cheramy waived his right to remain silent and told the officer that he was at the home of a friend and was forced to drink alcohol, and that it was only the amount of one small plastic cup.
Cheramy was taken into custody and he is expected to face charges for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, and reckless driving resulting in property damage.
The front end of Cheramy’s vehicle took serious damage, and images of the road sign appeared to depict that the device had been totaled.
If you or someone you love is suspected of a DUI offense, contact Orange County criminal defense lawyer Staycie R. Sena at (949) 477-8088 for a consultation now.