A Pasco County man who danced through his field sobriety tests after being found sleeping in his running truck is facing a DUI charge.
Deputies driving on Grand Boulevard in Holiday early Tuesday morning say they spotted a running truck with its brake lights on in front of a closed business. When they went to check on it, they say they found 33-year-old Christopher Larson asleep in the driver’s seat with his foot on the brake.
Body camera video released by the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office shows the two deputies knocking on the truck window and shouting several times before Larson finally wakes up.
According to an arrest report, Larson forgot to put the truck in park when he unlocked the door and started to get out. Deputies say the truck started rolling forward and one of them had to jump in and hit the brakes so it wouldn’t hit a gate.
Once Larson was out of the truck, deputies asked him to perform field sobriety tests. Body camera footage shows Larson lose his balance and start dancing during the “walk and turn” test.
After deputies arrested Larson, they say he admitted he had been drinking since around 6 p.m. Deputies say he thought it was 10 p.m. when it was actually after 2 a.m. He also believed he was in Clearwater, the arrest report says.
A breath sample showed Larson had a .28 BAC at the time, deputies say – more than three times the legal limit.
He was arrested for driving under the influence and taken to the Pasco County Jail. Online jail records show he has since been released.