Melbourne Police Arrest Man For Third DUI, Charged With Two Felonies

By  //  July 2, 2016

Charles Earl Thomas Moore

The Melbourne Police Department has arrested 32-year-old Charles Earl Thomas Moore for Refusal to Submit to a DUI test, Driving With A Suspended License and Felony DUI (2 prior convictions). (BCSO Image)

BREVARD COUTNY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA  – Melbourne police arrested Charles Earl Thomas Moore, 32, of Satellite Beach on Friday night at 9:40 p.m.  and charged Moore with driving while license suspended, refusal to submit to a DUI test and Felony DUI.

According to Melbourne Police Lt. T.A. Turner, Moore has two prior Felony DUI convictions.

The police said the incident began when a police officer observed a silver Ford being operated by Moore in the area of Aurora Road and US Highway 1.

“He watched the vehicle cut through a gas station parking lot to avoid a red light,” said Lt. Turner in  release.

“He (Moore) was stopped and found to exhibit signs of impairment. He subsequently refused to do field sobriety tests and submit to a breath test. He was found to have a suspended license and three prior arrests for DUI – two of the three prior arrests had convictions for DUI. The other was plead down to a reckless driving charge.”

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“The Melbourne Police Department is dedicated to the reduction of DUI related offenses in the city,” said Lt. Turner. “We will continue to search out suspected DUI violations in the best interest of the safety of the citizens especially during the 4th of July holiday weekend.”