Most people after having too much to drink, will often ‘sleep it off’ in an attempt to sober up.
A Man from Florida, however, is not like most people – when he was stopped for speeding last month, he told the arresting officer that his wife had been nagging him for drinking too much, so he decided to hop in his SUV and ‘drive it off’ – on his way to a bar to have more drinks.
Michael Moore, 61, was stopped just after midnight on February 13 by an officer in Stuart Florida after he was seen speeding down U.S. 1.

Michael Moore told police when he was stopped for a DUI that he had been drinking but decided to ‘drive it off’ by driving to a bar, to consume more alcohol. He was stopped in the 800 block of Southwest U.S. 1 at about 12:35 a.m. and the officer immediately smelled alcohol when he approached the allegedly intoxicated motorist, according to court records first obtained by TCPalm.com.

According to the probable cause statement, Moore told the officer that he was coming from his house and that he had consumed ‘a couple’ of drinks.
He also told the officer that he was heading to a local bar to have ‘a few’ more.

Legal limit: Court records show that Moore’s blood alcohol content was 0.104. The legal limit in Florida is 0.08

The arresting officer noted that Moore sounded ‘thick-tongued’ and slurred his speech and that his eyes were watery ‘He also told me that his wife told him that he (had) been drinking too much so he decided to go out and ‘drive it off,”‘ an arrest affidavit states.
Prior to his arrest, Moore was given standard field sobriety tests. He failed them all.
Once in custody, Moore was placed under arrest and charged with driving under the influence.

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