With only a few days left in the month, we wanted to shine a light on one of the most irresponsible things someone can do, driving under the influence. It’s the holiday season. If you are going to drink, please drink responsibly.
Below you will find the typical arrest information such as Name and Photo. We are also adding some of the arresting officers’ commentary as it is stated on the arrest affidavit.
Donald Roberts, 33
“I made contact with Roberts and read him his Miranda warning. Roberts refused to speak with me, but did make a spontaneous utterance of “I just hit a mailbox.” Officers located a struck mailbox at 4** 5th Street that was laying on the ground.
I asked if I could look in his glove box and he said yes. In his glove box, I found suspension paperwork from Maryland for DUI. I asked dispatch to run him out of Maryland and they confirmed he is currently suspended from September 8, 2018, for DUI//refusal to provide Chemical test.”
Zachery Fowle, 19
This man was initially pulled over after being observed speeding, almost crashing into a barrier wall, and failing to stay in one lane. Upon waiting for the second officer’s arrival, Fowle fell asleep.
“On my arrival, I made contact with the driver, who was passed out behind the wheel, still buckled in. I called his name to wake him up and he slowly woke up, groggy and sluggish.
I asked Zachary if he had any drinks, to which he responded that he had ‘a few.’ I asked Zachary to exit the vehicle which he began to do not without great difficulty. He began to get up without unbuckling his seat belt and proceeded to stand up. Once on his feet he stumbled and grabbed on to the door for support. I then made note that Zachary had urinated over himself. He almost fell once he was clear of the vehicle, and was unsteady the entire time.”
Adame Luis Miguel, 21
“Adame advised that he was operating the vehicle at the time of the crash, and stated that he had 2-3 margaritas at approximately 10pm.
He stated that he was attempting to get to the gas station to get gas when he lost control of the vehicle and it flipped on its side.
Due to the concern that he was driving under the influence, he was”asked to perform Standardized Field Sobriety Exercises, to which he stated that he would.
Avinash Persaud, 26
“While on routine patrol within the city limits of Clermont, Lake County, Florida I observed a white in color Toyota passenger car stopped at the intersection of Cluster Oak Drive and US Highway 27. I first observed it while approaching from approximately 400 yards away and noticed although it had three lanes clear of traffic, it did not pull out on to Highway 27.
I passed by the vehicle and observed that it was stopped in the middle of the road on Cluster Oak at the stop bar.
I circled around and approached the vehicle from behind. As I walked up to the vehicle, I relayed it’s Florida tag to dispatch via radio. I observed a male, later identified as Avinash Persaud, asleep at the wheel of the vehicle.
It should be noted that Avinash was seated in the driver’s seat with the window down and the keys in the ignition. The vehicle was idling, however, the shifter was in the “park” position. I attempted to wake Avinash, however, he was extremely out of consciousness. I reached into the vehicle and removed the keys to prevent Avinash from driving off should he wake up.
I physically wiggled Avinash in his seat which ultimately woke him. Avinash appeared extremely dazed and confused. I asked if he had consumed alcoholic beverages tonight, to which he nodded yes. I asked if he had a lot to drink and he also nodded yes. I spoke with Avinash for a few moments after waking him and detected the strong odor of alcoholic beverages emitting from his breath. l asked Avinash for his license, to which he reached
in his pockets, slowly attempting to retrieve it. After a few seconds, he pulled his hands from his pockets and forgot about my request.
Gregory Arroyo, 53
“I conducted a traffic stop. I approached from the driver’s side and asked the driver for his driver’s license, at which point I can immediately smell the odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from the driver facial area.
I asked the driver where he was coming from, he stated “from ABC Liquor” the driver was slurring his words and was fumbling to look for his driver’s license. I advised the driver that I could smell a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from his facial area and that he had slurred speech. The driver stated that he had been drinking at his house all day watching the football game. I asked him if it was a good idea to be driving, and he stated no I should not be on the road. The driver asked several times if I could follow him home and that he just lived down the street. The driver stated that he works at Fed Ex and does not want to lose his job and that he was sorry.”
Noah Block, 21
“I responded to Buffalo Wild Wings parking lot in reference to an alarm.
Upon arrival, myself and responding officers observed a Dodge pick up truck parked in the Buffalo Wild Wings parking lot. I also observed a large amount of vomit located on the ground right below the driver’s side door.
Noah advised that he had been drinking and that he was trying to be responsible by parking in the parking lot so that he could sleep it off until he felt he was able to drive.
It should be noted that during contact with Noah, the keys were in the Ignition of the vehicle and the vehicle’s engine was running which put Noah in actual physical control of the vehicle.”
Amanda Simms, 33
“I observed the defendant sitting behind the wheel of her vehicle with extensive front-end damage. I approached the vehicle and asked the defendant if she was OK. The defendant stated she was OK and uninjured and I then smelled the strong odor of an alcoholic beverage.
Lake EMS arrived on scene and transported her to the hospital due to complaints of pain in her arm. I arrived at the hospital a short time later and the nurse told me that the defendant had pulled out her IV and was trying to leave. I went to the defendant’s Room and found her sitting in a chair. I asked her what was going on and she said she wanted to leave. The defendant refused any other care from the hospital and was discharged.
I and the defendant went outside by my patrol vehicle. Officer Buckley gave the defendant her paperwork and then explained that that was the end of his crash investigation and we are beginning a DUI investigation.”