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FSU’s Preston Parker arrested on DUI

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Florida State University wide receiver Preston Parker was released Saturday from the Leon County Jail after posting bail of $500. Tallahassee police arrested Parker on Saturday morning at the McDonald’s on West Tennessee Street after officers said they found him passed out in his red Dodge Charger.

Breath-test results showed a blood-alcohol level of 0.054, which is below the legal limit in Florida of 0.08. A urine test was presumptive positive for marijuana. The test will be analyzed by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. FSU sports officials have said they are waiting to review the case before issuing a statement or taking any action.
At 4:42 a.m., Tallahassee police were called to McDonald’s, 672 W. Tennessee St., in reference to a person asleep behind the wheel of a car in the drive-through lane, according to a police report.

The responding officer wrote in the report, “I walked up to the driver’s side window and observed the defendant asleep behind the wheel. I also observed that the vehicle was still running and the car was in drive. I attempted to wake up the driver by banging on the window several times and yelling at the subject. It took me several attempts banging on the window to wake up the driver.”
According to the report, Parker took his foot off the brake pedal, and his red Dodge Charger moved forward. The officer yelled several times for him to stop, and after a “much delayed” reaction, Parker stopped the car, the report states.

He failed a field sobriety test and was taken to the Leon County Jail, the report states. He insisted that he hadn’t been asleep and was in the drive-through only a short time, but a witness said he had been there about 20 minutes.

At the jail, he told officers he had “been around some weed earlier,” the report states. Breath tests showed his blood-alcohol level at 0.054, which is lower than the legal limit of 0.08. A urine test, which will be analyzed by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, showed a presumptive positive for marijuana. (From

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