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DUI: Man nearly crashes into police in Fellsmere

FELLSMERE, Fla. -- Fellsmere police arrested a man Friday night for driving while intoxicated and driving on a revoked license.

At approximately 11:00 p.m. Friday, an officer conducted a traffic stop after witnessing Aaron Villa travel through the intersection at Broadway and CR 512 in Fellsmere without stopping. Police say he forced the officer to come to a complete halt to avoid a collision.

Villa drove past the officer, who then turned around to stop him. While traveling behind Villa, the officer noted that he was driving at approximately 20 miles per hour, weaving within his lane, and at one point veered right far enough for his passenger side tires to leave the roadway.

The officer noted numerous signs of impairment such as slurred speech, glossy, bloodshot eyes, the odor of alcoholic beverage, and the fact that Villa stumbled when he walked and needed his vehicle for support.

Villa was unable to satisfactorily perform field sobriety exercises and was taken into custody.

A computer check of his license revealed it was revoked because of a previous DUI conviction in 2015.

Villa was taken to the Indian River County Jail where he was given a breath test. IRCSO says he provided breath samples of .311 and .308. The legal limit in Florida is .080.

Villa was transported to the hospital for medical clearance before he could be accepted into the jail.

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