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Ormond Beach Observer Monday, Feb. 4, 2019 6 months ago

Local delivery driver allegedly punched over road rage incident

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This week on Cops Corner...
by: Jarleene Almenas News Editor

Jan. 18

Whine and dine

11:19 p.m. — 300 block of West Granada Boulevard

DUI. Police arrested a 47-year-old Daytona Beach woman, who during field sobriety exercises, spontaneously outed herself by saying, "You realize most people don't have balance like this when they are sober?" The woman was about to start an exercise requiring her to stand on one leg.

The woman was initially stopped by police after she was seen driving through a parking lot at a high speed, cutting through all travel lanes and parking sections. According to the arrest report, officers noticed the smell of alcohol coming from her as she spoke, as well as that her eyes appeared "glossy." 

It wasn't only the one-legged stand exercise the woman complained about. When asked to follow the tip of the officer's pen with her eyes during another exercise, police report she became frustrated and said "I can't move my eyes that far."

She later told police she had drank three shots of sake earlier that night. She was taken to jail.

Jan. 23

The things we do for love

3:16 p.m. — 1500 block of West Granada Boulevard

Petit theft. A 49-year-old Ormond Beach woman stole beer, peanuts and vodka from a local supermarket, and when she was confronted by police, she said she was stealing beer for her boyfriend. 

Police report the woman entered the store and grabbed the beer before exiting the store, according to the supermarket's loss prevention officer. The merchandise totaled about $26. During a search of her personal items, police also found marijuana in her purse. 

Jan. 31

Customer service

8:36 p.m. — 300 block of West Granada Boulevard

Battery touch. A Daytona Beach man faces a misdemeanor charge after he allegedly punched a pizza delivery driver over a road rage incident. According to the police report, the delivery driver stated the man and his friend cut him off while he was driving eastbound on West Granada Boulevard. He told police he went around the vehicle, and that when he stopped at a traffic signal, the man and his friend almost rear-ended him. 

The delivery driver flicked them off and continued on his way. The Daytona Beach man confronted him when he arrived back at the pizza restaurant. The man's friend told officers that they had followed the delivery driver to speak to his manager, and that when they got there, the delivery driver had a flashlight in his hand. 

The delivery driver admitted to having a flashlight in hand as the men approached him, but said that he was punched before he could leave his car. 

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