PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — The Port St. Lucie Police Department (PSLPD) apprehended five drivers over a period of four days for suspected driving under the influence.
According to PSLPD, the series of arrests began on Friday night when a 27-year-old man driving a gray Chevrolet was observed swerving on SE Airoso Blvd.
On Saturday around 11 p.m., a 37-year-old man driving a tan Chevrolet on SW Veterans Memorial Parkway also swerved and nearly collided with a police patrol vehicle. Upon stopping the driver, officers discovered an open beer can in the center console.
Approximately an hour later, at 12:26 a.m. on Sunday, a 60-year-old man driving a silver Toyota crashed into a patrol vehicle. The PSLPD stated that the man was traveling in the wrong direction on SW Bayshore Blvd.
Initially, he failed to pull over but eventually stopped in a center median. Police determined that he was over twice the legal alcohol limit.
On the Fourth of July, officers pulled over a 52-year-old man driving a Ram pickup truck who was traveling at 68 miles per hour on US1. The police noticed an open beer can in the center console of his vehicle.
In the early hours of Wednesday morning, at 12:45 a.m., PSLPD arrested a 47-year-old man after his vehicle was observed swerving on SW California Blvd, narrowly missing several mailboxes. Additionally, the man was found to be driving with a suspended driver’s license that had been suspended since 2021.
All five drivers were arrested and transported to the St. Lucie County Jail.