Bradenton Beach driver in crash arrested for DUI

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Robert A. Simpson, 50

The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office was called by Bradenton Beach police to investigate a possibly impaired driver following a two-vehicle crash.

Robert A. Simpson, 50, was arrested at 4:21 p.m. Jan. 2 in the 2200 block of Gulf Drive for driving under the influence.

Responding to the crash, BBPD Officer Frank Price reported Simpson, the at-fault driver in a two-vehicle crash, showed signs of impairment.

MCSO Deputy Benjamin Quick arrived at the scene, observed Simpson lean on his truck, lose his balance and fall into his vehicle.

After a poor performance on a field-sobriety test, Simpson was arrested and transported to the Manatee County jail, where he provided two breath samples for a blood-alcohol content test. Both registered no alcohol content.

He posted a $120 bond and was released.

Simpson’s arraignment is set for 8:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 4, in the Manatee County Judicial Center, 1051 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton.

2 thoughts on “Bradenton Beach driver in crash arrested for DUI

    1. bonnerj

      Ask the BBPD, but I’m pretty sure the response is that more than one officer is required to process a DUI, and there is a MCSO traffic team that specializes in DUI (for better court results) … and all island law enforcement and the MCSO have interlock agreements.


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