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St. Petersburg man arrested, charged after driving 100 mph in 35 mph speed zone

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Posted at 3:24 PM, Dec 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-31 15:25:35-05

PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. — A man was arrested and charged after officials say he drove at speeds of 100 mph in a 35 mph speed zone on Monday.

Officials say Patrick Laesser was driving westbound on 22nd Avenue North and through the red light at the intersection at 49th Street North.

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As officials were attempting to pace the vehicle, Laesser also ran red lights before pulling into an apartment complex.

When officials made contact with him, he seemed confused. He had watery and glassy eyes, smelled of an odor of an alcoholic beverage from both him and his breath.

Laesser was arrested around 3 a.m. He later bonded out with $500.

According to documents, the man had a prior DUI in 2012, 2013 and 2017.