Sarasota News Leader

09/20/2013

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CRIME BLOTTER The vehicle driven by John Tauber has visible damage after the crash. Contributed photo DRUNK DRIVER CRASHES INTO DEPUTY'S CRUISER The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office has arrested a Venice man for Driving Under the Influence and other charges after he crashed into the back of a patrol car on the morning of Sept. 18 and tried to drive away, the office has reported. odor of alcohol coming from his breath," according to the report filed by another deputy who responded to the scene. "[Tauber] had to be held several times so he didn't fall over or into traffic," the report continues. "Tauber was extremely belligerent to deputies, claimed he hadn't been drinking and refused to perform standard field sobriety tests," a news release adds. "However, once he was taken to jail he took the breath test and blew a .353 and .365, more than four times the legal limit." Deputy Todd Mitchell was at the intersection of Center Road and Rockley Boulevard at 8:07 a.m. when another car struck the rear of his agency vehicle and then pulled around the car as the driver tried to leave the scene, the reTauber is charged with DUI with Breath Alport says. Mitchell was not injured. cohol Content above .15, DUI with Property The driver, John Tauber, 26, of 409 Menen- Damage and Leaving the Scene of an Accident dez St., Apt. 102, Venice, "had [a] very strong with Property Damage.

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