PANAMA CITY, Fla., June 10 (UPI) -- Authorities in Florida said a man who blew .228 on a Breathalyzer told a deputy that his car "did not know what it was doing."
The Bay County Sheriff's deputy wrote in a report of the incident the man was seen driving at high speeds at about 2 a.m. Sunday and made a U-turn through a median after the deputy began pursuing, the Panama City (Fla.) News Herald reported Wednesday.
The deputy said the man, who eventually pulled over in a bank parking lot, smelled strongly of alcohol, had a 12-ounce can of Bud Light beer in his center console and had to be asked several times to turn down his music.
The report said the man admitted to having "maybe six beers" and handed the deputy a credit card instead of his driver's license. The deputy said the man failed several field sobriety tests, including the alphabet recitation, and blew a .228 on a Breathalyzer.
The deputy said the man objected to his car being towed following his arrest.
"(The suspect) advised me that the vehicle did not know what it was doing and he did not understand why it was being arrested," the deputy wrote.
The man was charged with driving under the influence.