HOLIDAY — A 40-year-old man found slumped over the steering wheel of his parked car was arrested Sunday night on a DUI charge, the Pasco County Sheriff's Office said.
Jeffrey Roger Werling had a blood-alcohol content of 0.361 and 0.367, more than four times the level at which Florida law presumes impairment, the report said.
A deputy performing a welfare check about 8:30 p.m. found Werling passed out in the driver's seat of a van parked in his driveway at 3153 Bright Drive. Werling awoke with "bloodshot, glassy eyes, and a strong odor of alcohol" on his breath, the report said, and he told the deputy he drank some beer and vodka that night.
Under state law, a person can be charged with DUI if they are intoxicated and "in actual physical control" of a car, even if they are not driving it.
Werling was taken to Regional Medical Center at Bayonet Point for a medical check before he was booked at the Land O'Lakes jail. He was released on his own recognizance early Monday.