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.