A man from Michigan was arrested June 28 for driving under the influence after his blue Nissan almost hit an electronic roadside sign in Anna Maria.
James H. Webb, 53, was cited for DUI, failure to drive in a single lane and a seat-belt violation.
The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office and Holmes Beach police cooperated to make the arrest after receiving a report of a reckless driver near the Anna Maria City Pier.
MCSO Deputy LeAna Cudzilo observed a blue Nissan swerving off the road at Gulf and Park drives, nearly striking the digital speed sign. The deputy stopped the vehicle at 7800 Palm Drive in Holmes Beach, according to a Holmes Beach police report.
Cudzilo requested the assistance of Holmes Beach Police Officer Alan Bores.
Webb told Bores he “had a couple of drinks” and was driving his girlfriend home “due to her being intoxicated and vomiting,” the report stated.
Webb began taking a field-sobriety test, however, it was discontinued after Webb lost his balance, according to the report.
Bores transported Webb to the police station, where he provided two breath samples measuring 0.173 and 0.164 blood-alcohol content, the report stated. The legal BAC is 0.08.
Webb was then booked at the Manatee County jail.
He was released on $500 bond, pending an 8:25 a.m. Monday, July 31, arraignment at the Manatee County Judicial Center, 1051 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton.