POLK COUNTY, Florida (CW44 News At 10) 23-year-old Cameron Peterson of Mulberry was charged with driving under the influence and reckless driving yesterday, Nov. 23, and was enrolled in Polk County Jail.
A PCSO deputy observed Peterson passing his marked patrol car driving a silver-colored Kia Optima eastbound Interstate 4 at a too-high speed around 6 p.m. 19:40. Peterson weaved in and out of traffic. The deputy overtook the Optima and eventually measured Peterson’s speed on digital radar at 113 miles per hour in a 70 mph zone.
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The deputy pulled him over near Kathleen Road near Lakeland. When the deputy made contact, he observed several signs that Mr. Peterson was under the influence of drugs or alcohol, including Peterson moving slowly, giggling during his interview, having to lean against his vehicle to stay upright, his face red, he spoke with a clearly blurred speech pattern, he sometimes showed confusion , his eyes were bloodshot and watery, the smell of alcohol was present from his breath, and he was alternately aggressive and sorry for being apologetic and polite.
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Peterson refused to submit to a lawful breath test. His driver’s license was confiscated and his driver’s license has been suspended for one year under Florida statutes.
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“Interstate 4 is dangerous enough without this extraordinarily dangerous driving behavior. It’s a miracle that no one was hurt by his ruthless behavior.” said Grady Judd, sheriff
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