Man With Five Prior DUI Convictions Arrested Again After Leading Melbourne Police On Vehicle Pursuit

By  //  January 30, 2017

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46-year-old Darryl Kenneth Snyder arrested

Melbourne Police arrested 46-year-old Darryl Kenneth Snyder early Monday morning and was charged for Fleeing/Attempt to Elude Police, Felony DWLS, Refusal to Submit, DUI/3 or more prior arrests and Reckless Driving.

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Melbourne Police arrested  46-year-old Darryl Kenneth Snyder early Monday morning and was charged for Fleeing/Attempt to Elude Police, Felony DWLS, Refusal to Submit, DUI/3 or more prior arrests and Reckless Driving.

According to Lt. T.A. Turner of the Melbourne Police Department, a police officer observed the tan Ford SUV run a stop sign around 12 a.m. Monday morning at the intersection of McClendon Ave. and Avocado Ave.

When officer attempted a traffic stop on the driver, Snyder was showing signs of impairment and refused to stop. A brief low speed pursuit ensued ending near the driver’s residence at 2105 Highland Ave.

The suspect was arrested and found to have a revoked license with five prior DUI convictions and an additional arrest where the DUI charge was reduced to Reckless Driving, according Lt. Turner.

Furthermore, Snyder was out on inmate release after serving a prison sentence for Felony DUI.

According to authorities, Snyder showed signs of impairment during this encounter and refused to perform any Field Sobriety Tests and the Breath Test.

A warrant was authored and served on Snyder to draw blood for the purposes of determining his blood alcohol content.

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Snyder was then booked and turned over to the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office.

The blood was sent to the FDLE Laboratory for testing.

The Melbourne Police Department has been dedicated to the reduction of DUI related offenses in the city. They say they will continue to search out suspected DUI violations in the best interest of the safety of the citizens.


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