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Sunday, August 01, 2021
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After being pulled over for driving drunkenly on the wrong side of a highway, a Newberry man urinated his pants in front of a police car, Alachua Police said.

Robbie Charles Watson

Robbie Charles Watson

Robbie Charles Watson, 55, was driving north in the southbound lanes of State Road 25 in Alachua when a police car tried to pull him over at about 12:14 a.m., according to an arrest report. He pulled over in the median before driving off to a Sunco parking lot, at 11921 NW U.S. Highway 441.

An officer noticed Watson had bloodshot eyes and slurred speech, according to the report. Watson had also urinated in his pants.

When officers asked Watson for documents, he couldn’t follow directions and gave police the wrong documents multiple times, police said. He was unsteady and leaned

against his car for support, a responding officer noted. Watson was unable to complete field sobriety exercises, according to the report.

After officers placed him in front of a police car, he urinated in his pants again, according to the report.

Watson refused to submit to a breathalyzer test, and a jail nurse told police he had to be taken to a hospital, police said.

At about 5:50 a.m., Watson was cleared by the hospital and brought back to the Alachua County Jail, according to the report. When police asked him to sign a criminal citation, Watson refused even after officers told him refusal would be a misdemeanor.

Police arrested him on charges of driving under the influence and refusing to sign a criminal citation. Watson was released from jail on his own recognizance Tuesday morning. He could not be reached for comment.

Contact Meryl Kornfield at mkornfield@alligator.org and follow her on Twitter at @MerylKornfield

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