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Man driving 15 mph under speed limit arrested for marijuana possession

Also in Cops Corner: Man charged with DUI after almost hitting Sheriff's Office patrol car.

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  • | 9:30 a.m. November 21, 2023
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Nov. 12

In the slow lane

3:48 a.m. — 500 block of North State Street, Bunnell

Marijuana possession, carrying a concealed firearm. An 18-year-old was arrested after a Sheriff's Office deputy pulled over the teen's red Buick for going 45 mph in a 60 mph zone. 

When the deputy approached the car, she explained why she had stopped the car, then asked the driver and passenger for their licenses and if there were any weapons in the vehicle, according to the 18-year-old's arrest report. Both men said no, but the deputy noticed the muzzle of a gun poking out from under the passenger seat.

Both men were asked to step out of the car, and the passenger, the 18-year-old, admitted that the gun was his, according to the report. 

The deputy placed the suspect in handcuffs and searched him, finding four grams of marijuana in his pocket. The suspect was charged with possession of marijuana and carrying a concealed firearm.

Nov. 13

Instant karma

5:04 p.m. — Intersection of Palm Coast Parkway and U.S. 1

DUI. A Palm Coast man was pulled over while driving on U.S. 1 after he almost hit several other cars, including a Sheriff's Office patrol car, according to an arrest report.

A deputy driving north on U.S. 1 noticed a Ram pickup truck merging lanes in front of the deputy without using a turn signal. The truck driver lost control of his truck as he was merging and veered into the grass median. The driver then overcorrected and almost hit the patrol car and other vehicles, according to the report. 

The deputy turned on his lights and sirens, but the pickup did not pull over for a quarter of a mile. When the deputy approached the truck, he immediately smelled alcohol on the driver. 

The deputy called in backup for a DUI investigation, and another deputy arrived and conducted a sobriety test. 

The suspect blew over double the legal limit and was arrested and charged with driving under the influence.


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