Vero Beach Man Asks Police To Arrest Him For DUI

Man asks police to arrest him for DUI in Vero Beach.
Man asks police to arrest him for DUI in Vero Beach.

VERO BEACH – A 43-year-old man asked an officer if he would like to make an arrest for DUI because he “is drunk.”

Eric H. Smallwood was feeling generous on Friday when he parked his vehicle behind an officer with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation at the public boat ramp.

Smallwood walked up to the officer and asked if he wanted to make an arrest. The officer asked why, and Smallwood said he was drunk.

The officer asked Smallwood if he would perform field sobriety tasks to determine if he was impaired, and he agreed.

After conducting the tests, the officer determined that Smallwood was intoxicated.

“I’m drunk,” he told the officer.

The officer said Smallwood had a strong odor of alcohol about his person, had glassy eyes, laughing, and was very coopeative. He swayed when he stood.

Odd enough, Smallwood agreed to a breath test. The test results show .274 for the first braeth, .241 on the second, and .274 on the third.

Smallwood was three times the legal limit. He was arrested and transported to the Indian River County Jail where he was charged with DUI.

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About Andy Hodges
Andy Hodges grew up in Jupiter, Florida where he began his career in radio and TV broadcasting for over 12 years. He would make a career change to computer programming. Andy spent seven years working for tech companies in Atlanta before moving to Indian River County in 2002. He returned to the news sector in 2005 as a writer. Andy joined Sebastian Daily in 2016 as our editor in chief.