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Ormond Beach Observer Tuesday, May 15, 2018 1 week ago

Young man asks "coolest cop" to hang out with him, arrested for DUI

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This week on Cops Corner...
by: Jarleene Almenas Staff Writer

April 30

"Coolest Cop"

2:12 a.m. — 100 block of Ocean Shore Boulevard

DUI. A 23-year-old man was arrested after he crashed into a tree, jogged away from the scene of the crime, and, once apprehended by a police officer, proceeded to ask him to come "hang out" with him at his workplace because the officer was the "coolest cop" he'd ever met. 

During the course of the DUI investigation, the man failed to follow the officer's instructions on the exercises, asking the officer to explain one part again because he was "too vague." When the officer asked the young man to place his feet on the white line of the roadway, the man crouched down, ran his finger over it and told the officer he couldn't find it. He would later begin to dance on the sidewalk during the finger-to-nose exercise. 

May 4

Unexpected high school reunion

1:30 a.m. — 1600 block of N. U.S. 1

Counterfeit banknote. A 35-year-old Palm Coast man is facing a felony charge after he used a fake $100 bill to pay for goods at a gas station and was recognized by the cashier, one of his former Flagler Palm Coast High School classmates. 

The cashier realized that the bill he handed over was counterfeit during the transaction, but the defendant was able to leave the gas station. The cashier told police she had seen him in the store several times. Police were able to identify the defendant's girlfriend through social media, and the gas station management will pursue charges.

May 5

Only "little drinks"

9:03 p.m. — Intersection of N. Nova Road and N. U.S. 1

DUI. After her intent to reassure police that she'd only had "little drinks" failed, a 59-year-old woman was arrested at a local hospital due to her involvement in a head-on collision of two vehicles. Police first became aware of her being under the influence of alcohol when they approached her at the scene of the crash and smelled her vehicle. She also told officers she had drunk three beers that night.

Later, police approached her at the hospital, "completely passed out and snoring," and began a DUI investigation. During the course of it, she would inform them that she had a tooth removed at the dentist a couple weeks ago and took an opioid pain medication with her drinks that night. 

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