This week in Cops Corner...
Polite drunk driver
10:20 p.m. — Intersection of 8th Street and Derbyshire Road in Daytona Beach
DUI. A 28-year-old Ormond Beach man admitted to police he "had a little bit to drink tonight" after he was pulled over for driving without turning on his headlights at dark.
According to his arrest report, when the deputy asked the man how he was, the man replied, "Good, how are you?" There were open cans of beer in the center console of the vehicle, the deputy reported. The man said he was coming from a "buddy's house," that he knew he had too much drink, and would rather not complete the field sobriety exercises.
He was then arrested. Police also found cocaine in the man's vehicle. The man was taken to jail.
Long bathroom break
2:47 a.m. — First block of North Yonge Street
Trespassing. A 61-year-old Port Orange woman was arrested for trespassing from a local gas station after she remained locked in the bathroom for an hour.
The woman exited the bathroom when asked by the reporting officer. The gas station clerk told police that he wished to issue a trespass warning, but the officer discovered one had already been issued within the last year, according to the arrest report. Police asked if he wished the woman to be arrested, and the clerk said yes.
The woman was taken to jail.
Second time's the charm
4:33 a.m. — 400 block of South Atlantic Avenue
Trespassing. Police trespassed a 53-year-old man from a local gas station curb, three days after he had been previously trespassed from the same property.
The man told police this was incorrect —that he hadn't been trespassed — and that he was drinking a cup of coffee, according to the police report. The man kept repeating he was also a resident of the city.
He was taken to jail.