CRESTVIEW — A man is charged with disorderly intoxication after a string of events that started with him stopping his car in a turn lane so he could drink a beer and ended with him telling a deputy to “stop being an (expletive) and pull your gun.”
According to an arrest report from the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office, the 37-year-old man was traveling westbound in the eastbound lanes of U.S. Highway 90 on Sept. 27 when he almost struck another motorist.
The man then pulled over into a turn lane, where a witness observed him “leaning over his roof and drinking a beer.” A concerned motorist who witnessed the incidents pulled his car down the road and stopped traffic while he called authorities so no one would strike the man.
The man began walking in the eastbound lanes, towards the driver who had stopped traffic. When a deputy arrived and ordered the man to get out of the roadway, the man told him, “you need to stop being an (expletive) and pull out your gun.” He then placed his right hand inside his pocket and did not remove it upon orders.
The deputy then grabbed the man and placed him in handcuffs.
After arresting the man, who blew a .155, the deputy observed two cans of Hurricane High Gravity Beer (8.1 percent alcohol) in the man’s car.
The man was charged with disorderly intoxication, a misdemeanor.