A Mount Dora man was charged with DUI during a traffic stop in the Subway parking lot.
At around 1:45 a.m. Saturday, a Lake County Sheriff’s Office corporal observed a white Chevrolet Camaro failing to stay within its lane on U.S. Highway 441 near Bay Street. The corporal followed the Camaro east on Highway 441 until it crossed four lanes of traffic to make a right turn onto Donnelly Street. A traffic stop was initiated and the Camaro pulled into the parking lot of Subway, 18870 U.S. Hwy. 441, according to the sheriff’s office report.
The driver was identified as 31-year-old Jonathan Patrick Case, of 30320 Tokara Terrace. Case admitted he had consumed alcoholic beverages and he had alcohol on his breath. The corporal called for another unit to conduct field sobriety exercises, the report said.
A sheriff’s deputy arrived and conducted the exercises, which Case failed. While being taken to the Lake County Jail, Case became irate over the music that was playing in the patrol car. The music was turned down to a low level, but Case said he did not agree, according to the report.
Once at the jail, Case provided a breath sample that returned a reading of .135, which is over the legal limit of .08. After being read his Miranda warning, Case told the deputy he was coming from downtown Mount Dora. However, he was traveling east from the Eustis area towards Mount Dora. Case then said he was trying to get to the Waffle House and had missed the first entrance, the report said.
Case said he hadn’t eaten anything since breakfast Friday morning, when he had fried rice. He also said the last time he slept was from around 2 to 7:30 a.m. Friday. He denied using any prescription drugs or marijuana, according to the report.
Case was released later Saturday morning on $1,000 bond. He’s due to appear in Lake County Court on Dec. 7.