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CCSO: Suspected DUI driver had meth, sword

Posted: 10:58 AM, Jan 11, 2016
Updated: 2016-01-11 11:01:18-05

A 35-year-old Citrus County man suspected of DUI reportedly begged deputies not to take him to jail, an arrest report shows.

David Roberson, of 7832 W. Solar Place in Homosassa, is charged with carrying a concealed weapon, possession of a controlled substance, driving on a suspended or revoked license and possession of drug paraphernalia.

According to deputies, they were called out to 5300 South Cherokee Way in reference to a red F-150 Ford Pickup driving erratically in the parking lot of Macrae's Bait House.  There were reports that the pickup truck driver had hit a car in the parking lot and left the scene.

Deputies say they spotted the pickup heading northbound on Yulee Drive and pulled the vehicle over.

Roberson told deputies he did not have a license and insurance and reportedly begged, "Sir, please don't take me to jail," an arrest affidavit shows.

Deputies say when they searched Roberson after handcuffing him, they found a pillbox with meth inside, a grinder used to mash cannabis and a metal jar with remnants of meth on Roberson's waistband.

Deputies report Roberson had slurred speech, glassy eyes and his pupils were restricted.

When deputies search Roberson's car, they reportedly found a Samurai Sword that was 26 inches in length.  An arrest affidavit shows the sword was found between the driver's seat and the console and the handle extended out.

A breathalyzer test conducted on Roberson came back .000.  Deputies say he refused to provide a urine sample.