Ocala, Florida — Witnesses travelling along U.S. 27, called law enforcement around 6 p.m., Monday, March 10, 2014. The witnesses were concerned about a reckless driver in a red car.
A Marion County Sheriff’s Office deputy arrived and briefly followed the suspected car. “I noticed that the vehicle straddled and crossed the center line several times,” the deputy said. The driver rapidly jerked the steering wheel from left to right while the patrol car followed, according to the deputy.
The deputy then activated the vehicles emergency lights and conducted a traffic stop. The driver, German Vazquez, “reeked of alcohol” according to the arrest affidavit. Vazquez told the deputy that he had at least six beers.
Vazquez failed every sobriety exercise and was clearly under the influence of alcohol, according to the deputy. Vazquez was placed under arrest without incident.
During a search, the deputy found a small bag of cocaine in Vazquez’ wallet.
Once at the jail, Vazquez provided a sample of his breath. He blew .305 – that is nearly four (4) times the legal limit of allowed blood alcohol content.
Vazquez is facing charges of Cocaine possession, Driving Under the Influence (DUI) and Operating a Vehicle Without a Valid License.