June 18, 2010

Curtis Hamilton’s Secret Weapon Against Driver's Fatigue? Beer

Alachua County, Florida (The Weekly Vice) Curtis Hamilton, a 51-year-old Florida man, was arrested Saturday for DUI, explaining to officers that he needed to drink beer in order to "stay awake."

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Hamilton was pulled over after police saw his tractor-trailer drifting across all three northbound lanes of traffic.

Investigators say passing drivers had called about a semitrailer that had nearly run them and a few other cars off the road. Troopers were keeping an eye out for Hamilton’s truck.

Hamilton's blood alcohol samples registered .127 and .123, well over Florida's alcohol limit of .08% for operating a motor vehicle in Florida.

When asked why he was drinking and driving, Hamilton said he was drinking beer so he could stay awake to drive.

Hamilton was booked into the Alachua County Jail on two charges of DUI. His bond was set at $5,000.

Haley Mattson
The Weekly Vice

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