Drunk Daytona man left in grassy lot by coworkers

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Oct. 19


10:11 a.m. — 1900 block of West Granada Boulevard

Suspicious person. A 35-year-old Daytona Beach man was found laying in the grass with an empty container of alcohol beside him, and another in a plastic bag, according to a police report. 

The man told officers he arrived that morning to work and was "intoxicated to the point that he was left at this location," the report states. The man wasn't sure what time he stopped drinking the night before and wasn't sure how he got to work. 

Police transported him to a receiving facility for detox. 

Oct. 22

Rock salt

4:53 p.m. — 1600 block of North U.S. 1

Possession of heroin. Police arrested a 35-year-old Daytona Beach woman following a traffic stop after finding narcotics and paraphernalia inside her vehicle.

Police report that two clear small plastic bags containing a "clear rock-like substance" were found in the rear center console, but though the reporting officer suspected it to be methamphetamines, the substance could not be tested on site and had to be sent to a laboratory. Small plastic bags with heroin residue were also discovered. 

The woman said her boyfriend is a heroin user, but advised that a friend was using rock salt in the small plastic bags to rip people off who were seeking ti purchase methamphetamines. 

She was taken to jail. 

Oct. 23 

Drunk driver

1:54 a.m. — Intersection of Wilmette Avenue and North Yonge Street

DUI. A 38-year-old Ormond Beach man who passed out behind the wheel of his car while drunk driving handed police his debit card instead of his driver's license once police woke him up.

According to his arrest report, police found the man slumped over the wheel while in the turn lane of North Yonge Street, with the vehicle still in the "drive" position and foot on the brake. After failing to turn off his vehicle, the reporting officer reached into the car and placed it in park before shutting it off.

The man's slurring was so bad, the reporting officer asked him if he was speaking English. When police asked if he had anything to drink, the man said "some beer and some shots," according to the police report. 

He failed the field sobriety exercises and was taken to jail. 


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