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Updated: Rep. Dane Eagle arrested on DUI charges

April 22, 2014
Associated Press

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Cape Coral's representative in the Florida Legislature is facing drunken driving charges after he was arrested in Tallahassee.

The Tallahassee Police say Rep. Dane Eagle, whose district includes much of the city, was arrested at 2 a.m. Monday after he was spotted driving erratically, striking a curb and running a red light.

The officer who pulled him over says he smelled alcohol on Eagle's breath, his eyes were bloodshot and he stumbled when he got out of his SUV. Eagle told the officer that he had not been drinking and was "good to get home." The officer said Eagle refused to take a field sobriety or breath test.

The 38-year-old Cape Coral Republican was arrested on driving under the influence charges and later released.

Eagle said Tuesday the police description is inaccurate but wouldn't give specifics.

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Cape Coral's representative in the Florida Legislature is facing drunken driving charges after he was arrested in Tallahassee.

The Tallahassee Police say Rep. Dane Eagle, whose district includes much of the city, was arrested at 2 a.m. Monday after he was spotted driving erratically, striking a curb and running a red light.

The officer who pulled him over says he smelled alcohol on Eagle's breath, his eyes were bloodshot and he stumbled when he got out of his SUV. Eagle told the officer that he had not been drinking and was "good to get home." The officer said Eagle refused to take a field sobriety test or submit to a breath test.

The 38-year-old Cape Coral Republican was arrested on driving under the influence charges and later released. A message left Tuesday at Eagle's office wasn't immediately returned.

 
 
 

 

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