Allegedly Admits to DUI During Early Tuesday Morning Traffic Stop.
BY: STAFF REPORT | BocaNewsNow.com
BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2021 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — A man stopped for his alleged inability to stay in one lane on Military Trail near Palmetto Park Road in Boca Raton allegedly told a police officer that he was drunk.
That man, Joseph Kozma, Jr., is now charged with DUI.
According to a police report obtained by BocaNewsNow.com, a police officer “observed a Tan Toyota Camry swerving on Military Trail while going Southbound, approaching Palmetto Park Road. (The officer) conducted a traffic stop based on the vehicle’s failure to maintain a single lane. (The officer) observed Joseph Kozma, Jr., behind the wheel of the vehicle and driving the vehicle.”
When the officer approached, Kozma allegedly “uttered that he was drunk.” The utterance was apparently caught on camera by the officer’s body cam.
Wrote the officer: “I immediately noticed signs of impairment that were concerning for me. I could smell an odor of alcohol emanating from Kozma’s person, I noticed his bloodshot glossy eyes from him, and he was slurring his speech from him. I then asked Kozma to turn off his vehicle and step out of the vehicle. To dispel my alarm that Kozma was under the influence, I asked Kozma if he would be willing to submit to a series of field sobriety tasks. Kozma agreed to perform the tasks. When Kozma stepped out of the vehicle, I observed hin to be very unstable. He could not keep his balance and was constantly using his vehicle to support himself. When I asked him to stand up straight as best as he could, he was swaying back and forth.”
Kozma later, according to the police report, provided two breath samples registering .107 and .105. The legal limit is .08. He was booked into the Palm Beach County Jail and at 4:38 Tuesday morning and released several hours later on his own recognizance.
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