Satellite Beach Man Arrested For DUI After Police Find Him Passed Out With Child In Backseat
By Space Coast Daily // August 30, 2017
32-year-old Travis Paul Taffer arrested
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Melbourne Police have arrested 32-year-old Travis Paul Taffer from Satellite Beach for DUI on Tuesday after police discovered him passed out with a child in the backseat at the Hibiscus Blvd. and S. Harbor City Blvd. intersection.
Police say they received report that a man was passed out behind the wheel at around 2:15 p.m.
When officers arrived they discovered Taffer behind the wheel with the car turned on, while the car was still in gear.
Taffer’s foot was still on the brake when police arrived. Police quickly shifted the car on park and woke up the driver.
Police officers say they found an open container of alcohol in the driver’s hand and a 16-month child in the backseat.
The child’s mother responded to the scene and picked up the child.
The driver was put through standard field sobriety test and the results determined the driver was under the influence of alcohol or other intoxicants.
During the course of the investigation, police also found out Taffer was on his way to pick up another 7-year-old child from school.
Melbourne Police arrested Taffer and transported him to the Brevard County Jail.
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