Southwest Florida DUI Suspect Thinks He's in Uber While on Way to Jail: Police - NBC 6 South Florida

Southwest Florida DUI Suspect Thinks He's in Uber While on Way to Jail: Police

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    • 40-year-old Travis Howard was arrested after rear ending another vehicle who was stopped at a light near Cape Coral on Saturday evening.

    A Southwest Florida man accused of driving drunk when he caused an accident this weekend thought he was in an Uber vehicle as police transported him to jail.

    NBC affiliate WBBH-TV reports 40-year-old Travis Howard was arrested after rear ending another vehicle who was stopped at a light near Cape Coral on Saturday evening. Howard told Lee County deputies he couldn’t remember how the crash happened and handed officers a hotel card when they asked for his license.

    Howard refused to take a breathalyzer test before failing several sobriety tests and being arrested on DUI charges. While in the back of a deputy’s car, Howard reportedly said “Uber, when we get to my room, can I go to bed” before being informed he was going to jail.

    Howard was booked into jail and released Sunday after posting $1,500 bond. Deputies say Howard, who will appear in court next month on the charges, has been arrested five times since last December.

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