After dropping his motorcycle at least three times, a man in Port Lucie, Florida was arrested on Friday for
driving under the influence. He now faces felony DUI charges.
According to the affidavit filed with the St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office, Roger Dale Syner, 51, was arrested shortly after 8 p.m. Syner has been charged with
felony DUI and
refusing a breathalyzer test, a misdemeanor. Although driving under the influence is normally a misdemeanor offense as well, Syner received felony charges because it was his 4th DUI arrest in his lifetime and his 3rd DUI arrest in the last 10 years.
Witnesses report that Syner dropped his motorcycle three times as he speed down the Crosstown Parkway. He also appeared to be sleeping while sitting up in the median. Syner later told police that he had just enough to drink.
After passing out in the back of the police cruiser, officers woke Syner up. He said he didn't remember what had happened that night, and that he must have blacked out.
If convicted of felony DUI charges, Syner could face up to 5 years in jail, driver's license suspension for up to ten years, vehicle impoundment, and fines totaling $1,000-$5,000.
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