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Five DUI convictions later, man again arrested for driving drunk, St. Pete police say

ST. PETERSBURG — Steven Francis Oulette was arrested Wednesday night for allegedly driving drunk — even though he has five previous DUI convictions and no valid driver's license, St. Petersburg police reported.

In fact, the 48-year-old hasn't been able to legally drive in 11 years. After it was suspended four times, his driver's license was permanently revoked in 1998 after his fourth DUI conviction.

According to a police report, the most recent incident occurred when Oulette was pulled over near Sixth Avenue N and 34th Street about 10:55 p.m. Oulette refused to submit to field sobriety exercises or a Breathalyzer, so police didn't get a blood-alcohol level.

But the arresting officer noted that Oulette had "slurred speech, blank expression, bloodshot and watery eyes and he was unsteady on his feet."

His prior DUI convictions were in 1987, 1989, 1996, 1998 and 2005.

Oulette, of 468 Old Bubbly Road in Pierson, was arrested on charges of felony DUI, driving with a license permanently revoked and refusing to submit to a breath, blood or urine test. He was being held Thursday in the Pinellas County Jail in lieu of $10,250 bail.

Five DUI convictions later, man again arrested for driving drunk, St. Pete police say 04/16/10 [Last modified: Friday, April 16, 2010 8:05pm]
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