GPD: DUI suspect’s alcohol level nearly 4 times over limit

Published: Monday, March 11, 2013 at 2:28 p.m.
Last Modified: Monday, March 11, 2013 at 2:28 p.m.

Gainesville police arrested a man early Monday morning on a DUI charge after his blood alcohol tests showed his levels were nearly four times the legal limit in Florida, according to a report.

Shortly before 3 a.m., a Gainesville Police officer pulled up behind a car parked at 1002 N Main St., outside a closed business, with its engine running, lights on, and loud music blaring.

The driver, Sampson McCook, 31, of Gainesville, was slumped over with his head against a window, gripping a bottle of Ice House beer, according to a police report.

McCook got out of the car very unsteadily, and after he failed sobriety tests, he was arrested on a charge of DUI. Blood alcohol tests showed his levels were .313 and .311.

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