43-year-old Robert Francis Croteau resides in Boca Raton, Florida.
Early in the morning on April 27, Croteau was reportedly driving in a manner that caught the attention of a Florida Fish and Wildlife officer.
When navigating his car, Croteau allegedly struck a curb after failing to stay in one lane.
The officer pulled Croteau over, and backup from the Boynton Beach Police Department arrived at the scene.
According to the officer, Croteau was unable to stand up properly. It was also reported that the officer “could smell a heavy odor of an unknown alcoholic beverage coming from his mouth.”
When asked to consent to roadside sobriety tests, Croteau reportedly agreed and attempted the first one.
He reportedly did not perform well, and allegedly refused to cooperate with further testing requests.
While talking to the officer, Croteau reportedly disclosed that he and his girlfriend had been at the Outback Steakhouse. He allegedly said that he consumed two shots of alcohol while he was at the establishment.
The officer tried to ask Croteau to consent to a breathalyzer test, but the man reportedly said he would not comply.
Croteau was reportedly read his Miranda rights, and the officer took him into custody.
Croteau was booked into the Palm Beach County Main Detention Center. He is expected to face charges for suspicion of DUI, resisting an officer of the law, and refusal to submit to a DUI test after license suspension.
The latter charge was added due to Croteau choosing not to partake in a breath test, which was interpreted as implied consent and resulted in his license being suspended at the scene.
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