Daryl Royal Riedel chugged a beer after being pulled over by the police on suspicion of driving under the influence, police said.
(Monroe County Sheriff’s Office)
A Florida man was pulled over by the police on Thursday on suspicion of driving under the influence continued to drink even after they stopped by a sheriff’s deputy, police said Friday.
Daryl Royal Riedel, 48, said to be increased can of Busch beer and chugged the suds after being pulled over.
Minutes earlier he flew off after being pulled over for the first time, allegedly leads police on a three-kilometre chase, officials told the Miami Herald. He was allegedly pulled over for the first time by a suspended license, officials said, after officers saw him in a Toyota Tundra.
He has reportedly told the investigators that he first drove away from the police because he was scared.
Riedel, previously convicted three times for DUI between 2003 and 2010 (one-fourth of last year is still pending), is confronted with numerous costs. Currently in jail, without bond and without an attorney, the man is facing charges including felony DUI, fleeing from a deputy, driving with a suspended license and failure to submit to a breath test.
When asked why he drove with a suspended license, Riedel, who allegedly refused a breath test, said: “because I am still at work.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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