A 61-year-old man driving in Holmes Beach after drinking at the Drift-In in Bradenton Beach was arrested May 18 for driving under the influence.
Stopped for speeding, Kenneth Belote told a Holmes Beach police officer he was on his way home to Perico Island. Belote is listed in police and court records as living in Rochester, Michigan.
HBPD Officer Alexander Hurt was called to the scene and administered a field sobriety test.
According to Hurt’s probable cause affidavit, Belote said he’d been drinking beer at the bar 15 minutes earlier.
At the police station, Belote provided breath samples measuring 0.159 and 0.149 blood-alcohol content. The legal limit is no more than 0.08.
He was transported to the Manatee County jail, then posted $120 bond and was released.
An 8:30 a.m. June 19 arraignment was assigned by the 12th Circuit Court at the Manatee County Judicial Center, 1051 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton.