Suspected DUI driver dances throughout sobriety test in Florida

Leroy Wright
February 10, 2019

Pasco County sheriff's deputies found Christopher Larson, 33, asleep in his auto with the engine running and brake lights on in front of a business in Holiday around 2 a.m.

He was eventually arrested and told the deputy that he thought he was in Clearwater, Florida - not Holiday.

The suspect, identified as Christopher Ryan Larson, had a blood alcohol content of 0.28, more than three times the legal limit of 0.08, according to NBC 2 News.

He was later arrested on a charged of DUI and released from jail on his own recognizance, records show.

Larson later spoke with Fox 13 and said he would not call what he in the video dancing and would not comment on the arrest.

After turning a half cirlce, he appears to look at the deputy and sort of shrug, before completing the rotation and getting back to trying to walk the line. Inside was Christopher R. Larson, 33, of Trinity, asleep at the wheel with his foot on the brake, according to the affidavit.

Investigators said Larson got out of the auto, but the vehicle started moving forward and a deputy had to jump inside and stop it.

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'You're not complete? OK, continue please until you complete it, ' the deputy says.

A Sheriff's deputy said he knocked on Larson's window and shouted before Larson responded by waving at the deputy, while appearing disoriented.

At one point in the tests, Larson was instructed to walk heel-to-toe across a piece of tape stretched out on the ground.

He was awoken by deputies but then tried to get out the vehicle while the auto was in drive.

When asked if he knew where he was, Larson said he was in Clearwater - which is about 16 miles south of Holiday.

Once Larson was out of the truck, deputies asked him to perform field sobriety tests.

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