Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Dateline Florida (of course)....

OCALA, Fla. -- A Marion County officer pulled over a naked driver riding a silver motorcycle on I-75 and SR-200 in Ocala early Tuesday morning.

J. Dante Krauss, 45, ran a red light after exiting Highway 40 shortly after midnight, and that is when Captain Rolls pulled Krauss over.

"I thought the driver of the motorcycle was not wearing clothing," Marion County Sheriff’s Captain Moshoji Rolls said.

When asked where he had been, Krauss stated, "I don’t know." Also, Krauss admitted he had been drinking and Captain Rolls said there was a mild odor of alcohol emitting from him and his eyes were watery and bloodshot.

"The defendant could not explain why he was not wearing any clothing," said Judge Cochran, Marion County Public Information Officer.

A Marion County Sheriff’s deputy found a shirt for Krauss and there was a shawl on the handlebars of the motorcycle.

After field sobriety test was conducted, Krauss was placed under arrest and transported to the Marion County jail.

The sheriff's office said the incident is the 5th DUI for Krauss, who was released from the Marion County Jail Tuesday afternoon.

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