Florida Republican Arrested for DUI After Leaving Taco Bell at 2 A.M.
Personal responsibility? That’s for other people.
Mug shot from Leon County Sheriff’s Office
“We need to be as elected officials held to a higher standard,” said Florida state Rep. Dane Eagle (R-Cape Coral) last month after sponsoring a bill that would require legislators to submit to drug testing.
Just before 2 a.m. Monday morning, Eagle was arrested in Tallahassee on suspicion of DUI. Police first spotted him pulling out of a Taco Bell in his black SUV before he narrowly avoided hitting a median, then stopped in an intersection, veered into a curb and ran a traffic light, according to arrest documents.
An arresting officer wrote that Eagle smelled like alcohol, had “bloodshot, watery, and glassy eyes,” and swayed while outside his vehicle, but denied drinking any alcoholic beverages. He allegedly claimed the smell of booze had come from friends who had ridden in his car after being at a bar, and refused to take a field sobriety test or submit to a breath test, according to police.
Eagle, 30, was booked at Leon County Jail and later released.