SANTA ROSA BEACH — A Panama City man pulled over for drunk driving was arrested after the deputy learned he never had a U.S. driver’s license.
According to a Walton County Sheriff’s Office arrest report, on Dec. 21 a deputy observed the 26-year-old man driving erratically on U.S. Highway 98 near County Road 393. The deputy pulled the man over and noticed an open case of beer behind the driver’s seat.
The man couldn’t roll down the window so he opened the door of the vehicle, at which point the deputy noticed the strong odor of alcohol coming from the car. In broken English, the man told the deputy he did not have a driver’s license in the United States
Another deputy arrived and the pair attempted to perform a field sobriety exercise with the man, but due to language barriers and the man’s extreme intoxication the exercise was stopped. After arriving at the Walton County Jail, a breath sample revealed the man’s BAC level to be 0.146.
The man was arrested for DUI and driving without a valid driver’s license.