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Hosford man charged with DUI

The Calhoun-Liberty Journal of Bristol, Florida

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A 33-year-old Hosford man was charged with DUI after a deputy noticed the odor of alcohol emitting from his vehicle following a traffic stop on Oct. 28.

According the arrest report, Randy Alan Varnum was pulled over after he was observed failing to come to a complete stop before entering CR 12 S and pulling a trailer without a tag being properly displayed.

As Varnum started to explain that his trailer was not registered, the deputy noticed him slurring his words. When asked if he had been drinking, he replied that he had "about 6 or 7 beers" in the last hour.

He was asked to step out for a for a roadside sobriety test. The arrest report noted that Varnum stumbled numerous times and had to steady himself on the truck.

When he was unable to perform the field exercises, he was placed under arrest and read his rights.

Varnum interrupted the deputy and asked, "What's wrong with a country boy drinking a six pack, pouring corn out and driving home?"

He was taken to the county jail, where he refused to give a breath sample to determine his level of intoxication despite being told that it would result in him losing driving privileges for one year.

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Original Publication Date: November 4, 2015

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