Man arrested, released, arrested again

Oct. 4, 2011 at 2:41 PM
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LAND O'LAKES, Fla., Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Authorities in Florida say an "extremely intoxicated" man was arrested, released and arrested again 2 hours later in the jail parking lot.

Pasco County sheriff's deputies said Donald Gartner, 48, was arrested about 6:30 p.m. Sunday after witnesses said he was banging on neighbors' doors and broke a neighbor's porch light, the St. Petersburg (Fla.) Times reported Tuesday.

Deputies said Gartner, who also allegedly urinated in some bushes, was "extremely intoxicated" and told them he had consumed six beers and six Oxycodone pills.

Gartner was arrested on a criminal mischief charge and released on his own recognizance at 10 p.m., deputies said.

However, he found himself under arrest again at 11:45 p.m. after he was seen trying to break into two cars. He was charged with two counts of attempted car theft and jailed in lieu of $10,000 bail.

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