UCFPD arrests student, 2 others during DUI crackdown
The UCF Police Department arrested three individuals near UCF during a joint DUI crackdown between 9 p.m. Friday and 4 a.m. Saturday.
The first arrest was made on Alafaya Trail after officers pulled over a 20-year-old man witnessed swerving in between lanes, according to UCF spokeswoman Courtney Gilmartin. He refused to participate in field-sobriety exercises or consent to a breathalyzer test.
The second arrest was made when a 21-year-old male UCF student was “stopped for driving erratically" on McCulloch Road and Tanner Road. He blew a .275 and .262 during a breathalyzer test, well over the legal limit of .08.
The third arrest occurred after a 29-year-old man performed an illegal U-turn on University Boulevard and Gemini Boulevard. He failed field sobriety exercises.
One additional arrest was made Friday morning before the crackdown began. It involved a 24-year-old man found unconscious in his car, which was parked at a church next to The Pointe at Central. Officers tested his blood-alcohol levels at .287 and .279.
The DUI crackdown was part of a joint effort among local law enforcement agencies to curb drunk driving during spring break. In a bulletin published earlier this week, UCFPD indicated that it saw an annual rise in binge drinking over the holiday.
More than 70 officers from various Central Florida agencies were involved in the crackdown.
Bernard Wilchusky is the Editor-in-Chief of the Central Florida Future. You can reach him by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @cameradudeman.