Drunk Driver Failing "Walk And Turn" Sobriety Test Explains To Cops, "I Can’t Dance Like Britney Spears."
Addressing his inability to perform a field sobriety test known as the “Walk and Turn,” an intoxicated Florida man explained to cops, “I can’t dance like Britney Spears.”
Responding to a phone tip about a drunk driver, two sheriff’s deputies approached Jeffrey MacDonald, 43, as he pulled his Nissan Versa into the driveway of his Vero Beach residence late yesterday afternoon.
MacDonald, pictured at right, smelled of alcohol, had “slow and slurred speech,” and was unsteady on his feet, according to an Indian River County Sheriff’s Office report. Subsequent Breathalyzer tests recorded MacDonald’s blood alcohol content at nearly three time times the legal .08 limit.
When MacDonald sought to do the “Walk and Turn” exercise--which required him to walk a straight line heel-to-toe--he failed miserably. The wobbly Floridian told deputies, “I can’t pass,” “I can’t do that,” and “I can’t dance like Britney Spears.”
Charged with misdemeanor drunk driving, MacDonald was booked into the county jail around 10 PM. He was released early this morning after posting $1000 bond.