A few minutes ago I posted about an arrest yesterday for driving a golf cart under the influence. Then I stumbled over this news story from the same day:
Man on Bicycle Charged with DUI
Naples, FL. Jan. 26 — A Tampa man riding a bicycle was charged with driving under the influence after Collier County stopped him in East Naples.
The sheriff’s office reports that 51-year-old Tommy Charles Miller was riding a bike Saturday night without any lights. When deputies stopped him, they reported that his eyes appeared bloodshot, and he smelled like alcohol. Deputies also found two cans of beer in the bike’s front basket.
Miller was arrested and charged with DUI, refusing to submit to a DUI test, having an open alcohol container in public and refusing to sign a citation. He was being held on $7,000 bail.
$7000 bail for riding a bike with a .08% blood-alcohol level? Must be a dangerous criminal…
Again, not an isolated instance of an over-zealous cop. For stories of other arrests for DUI on a bicycle, see my posts Felony Bicycle DUI, DUI – on a Foot-High Toy Bike and DUI – While Walking a Bicycle.