Fellsmere Police Officer Nearly Collides With Drunk Driver

Man charged with DUI after nearly colliding with Fellsmere Police officer.
Man charged with DUI after nearly colliding with Fellsmere Police officer.

FELLSMERE – On Friday night, a 29-yer-old man was arrested in Fellsmere for DUI while driving without a license with an alcohol breath sample approximately four times the legal limit.

An officer with the Fellsmere Police Department was traveling west on CR 512 near Broadway when a white Mercury Grand Marquis drove through the intersection without making a stop while heading south.

This caused the officer to make a sudden stop to avoid a collision with the driver. The officer then conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle.

Aaron Villa, the driver, was driving “20 miles per hour weaving within his lane and at one point veered right far enough for his passenger side tires to leave the roadway,” according to the report.

The officer noted numerous signs of impairment when making contact with Villa, such as “slurred speech, glossy, bloodshot eyes, the odor of an alcoholic beverage,” the report said. Villa also stumbled when he walked and needed his vehicle for support.

Villa could not perform field sobriety exercises satisfactorily and was taken into custody. A computer check of his license revealed it was revoked because of a previous DUI conviction in 2015.

Villa was transported to the Indian River County Jail where he was given a breath test. He provided breath samples of .311 and .308. He was charged with DUI and for driving without a Florida driver’s license.

DISCLAIMER: Arrests and mugshots were made public by complaint affidavits, arrest affidavits, and police reports. All persons arrested are innocent until proven guilty.

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