DEFUNIAK SPRINGS — A drunk man was arrested after, doing donuts on a four wheeler and taunting deputies.
On March 24, a Walton County Sheriff’s Office deputy attempted to make a traffic stop on “three or four” ATVs driving on county roads. Two of the four wheelers stopped, and the other accelerated rapidly and drove away.
The same four wheeler that fled then came back, did donuts in the middle of the road and shouting “come and get me!” before leaving the area.
Later that night, the deputy returned to the area to attempt to find the ATV driver. He heard the four wheeler coming at a high rate of speed before it accelerated towards the deputy’s car and swerved away at the last moment. The deputy saw the man holding a beer can in his left hand and yelling as he went by him.
Another deputy later spotted the same man driving the ATV and attempted to pursuing him before stopping due to the ATV driver’s wanton disregard for other persons or property.
The next day, the deputy found the ATV in the driveway of a home and made contact with the driver. The man said he didn’t remember most of the incident due to being drunk. He didn’t recall nearly hitting the deputy’s patrol vehicle and said he was “sorry” for the incident.
The 24-year-old DeFuniak Springs man was charged with fleeing and eluding and reckless driving.