A Florida man came up with an incredibly unique defense after being pulled over by sheriff’s deputies in Indian River County.
Deputies stopped Earle Stevens Jr., 69, in response to a woman’s complaint that the car behind her repeatedly hit her bumper. The officers noticed a strong odor of alcohol and an open bottle of Jim Beam bourbon.
Stevens told the deputies that he felt “pretty good” and insisted that he wasn’t “drinking while driving,” but rather only at the stop signs.
“He further explained that he was not drinking while the car was moving and only when he stopped for stop signs and traffic signals,” the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office explained in an affidavit.
Steven’s blood alcohol content was 0.153, well above the 0.08 legal limit. This is Stevens’ third DUI charge.