Holmes Beach police were alerted to a blue car swerving on Gulf Drive and tracked the vehicle on its path to Palm Drive.
Alexander Dorrian, 23, of Fort Myers, was stopped Nov. 7 by Officer Alan Bores, after the officer received a motorist’s tip at 1:22 a.m. at the Manatee Public Beach parking lot.
The officer pulled Dorrian over after observing him driving a blue Hyundai 50 mph in a 35-mph zone and swerving in the 7600 block of Palm Drive.
Dorrian told the officer his driver’s license was suspended and he’d crossed the center lines because he did not know the area.
During field-sobriety tests, Dorrian lost his balance and the officer made the arrest.
Dorrian was transported to the Manatee County jail, where he provided breath samples, measuring 0.172 and 0.164. The legal limit is 0.08.
Bores ticketed Dorrian for DUI, failure to use a designated lane, driving with a suspended license, an expired registration, no proof of insurance and a seat-belt violation.
Dorrian was assigned a $620 bond, which he posted and was released.
Dorrian’s arraignment is set at 8:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 11, at the Manatee County Judicial Center, 1051 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton.