HERNANDO COUNTY, Fla - A routine traffic stop at 2:45 p.m. Monday ended with a DUI arrest when a 30-year-old man took a field sobriety test, resulting in a BAC of .233, Hernando County deputies say.
Deputies say they spotted Jesse Watts driving a red Pontiac Firebird eastbound on Spring Hill Drive from Commercial Way.
An arrest report states deputies decided to pull Watts over when they noticed his one of his headlights was not functioning.
During the traffic stop, deputies say they noticed Watts was swerving and was showing signs of impairment.
Deputies reported smelling a strong odor of alcohol coming from Watt's breath. They noted that his eyes were red, his speech was slurred and he could not balance.
Watts reportedly agreed to participating in field sobriety tests.
According to an arrest report, during the walk and turn exercise, Watts stopped and stated, "I'm done. You guys got me."
The exercise, deputies say, also indicated impairment.
Watts was arrested for DUI.
When transported to the Hernando County jail Watts was given two breathalyzer tests. Deputies say the results were .233 and .227.
Deputies said Watts admitted he drank eight beers and felt under the influence of alcohol.
Watts is being held on $500 bond.