MARATHON — A Cudjoe Key man was arrested for a DUI last week after allegedly striking the side of the Seven-Mile Bridge and leaving the scene.
Brian David Williams, 33, was charged with DUI with property damage, DUI with a .15 blood-alcohol content or higher and hit-and-run with property damage, according to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office. The legal limit is .08.
Deputy Corbin Hradecky received an alert at around midnight Monday, Oct. 5, regarding a reckless driver on the Seven-Mile Bridge. A reporting party stated a northbound blue car was driving in a “zig-zag” pattern on the bridge before striking a concrete barrier on the right side near mile marker 41 or 42. The reporting person stated the blue car then began driving northbound in the southbound lane.
Hradecky got behind a blue Mitsubishi near mile marker 44 whereupon it immediately slowed its speed to below 20 mph. Hradecky performed a traffic stop after witnessing the car nearly striking a southbound vehicle head-on.
The driver, later identified as Williams, smelled of alcohol and appeared to be intoxicated, according to reports. Williams failed field sobriety exercises and open cans of an alcoholic beverage were found in his car, the deputy reported.
Williams was taken to jail where he blew a .179 on the breath-sensing machine, reports say.
His blue Mitsubishi was damaged on the right side. Parts from his car were additionally found and removed from the roadway.