BY: STAFF REPORT | BocaNewsNow.com
DELRAY BEACH, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2021 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — A Delray Beach bartender is facing a DUI charge following his arrest by Delray Beach Police.
Michael Ives, a bartender at Death and Glory, demanded a lawyer and police say refused to follow their instructions. He also refused to provide blood or breath samples for a blood alcohol test.
From the police report:
“The following occurred in the City of Delray Beach, County of Palm Beach, FL. On 07/22/21 at 0129hrs i was stopped at the intersection of George Bush Blvd. and N Federal Hwy. At a red traffic signal. I was siting stationary facing eastbound in my marked DBPD patrol vehicle. I observed a white 2018 Jeep Renegade traveling westbound on George Bush Blvd. approaching the intersection. I estimated the Jeep traveling traveling 30mph. The Jeep approached a stopped vehicle and had to brake abruptly to avoid a crash. After the westbound traffic signal turned green, the Jeep turned right (north) onto N. Federal Hwy. I followed the Jeep and established a pace of speed for the Jeep at 53 mph in a posted 35mph speed zone in the 1300 block of N. federal Hwy. I activated my emergency lights and siren on my patrol vehicle to conduct a traffic stop in. the 2500 block of N. Federal Hwy. The Jeep continued driving northbound and did not stop. There were several areas to pull over including parking spaces and turn lanes. The Jeep continued traveling north for 1400 feet and turned left onto Gulfstream Blvd. I activated my siren several times to signal the Jeep to stop. I put my high beams on and shined my spotlight into the cab of the Jeep. The Jeep continued westbound for 400ft and made a right tum (north) into a WalMart parking lot (3625 S Federal Hwy, Boynton Beach, FL 33435). The Jeep continued 150ft and stopped in a parking space. I met with the white male driver and identified him by his FL DL as Michael Carey Ives. Ives was sitting in the driver seat of the Jeep with the engine running and vehicle key in the ignition. There was nobody else inside the Jeep.
DRIVER’S STATEMENTS; Ives stated he worked as a bartender at Death and Glory (116 NE 6th Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33483) until midnight. You see stated he then went to Delray Hideaway (1045 E Atiantic Ave sulte b, Delray Beach, FL 33483) to buy a pack of cigarettes. Ives stated I have consumed one can of beer prior to driving. Ives stated I have finished this beer one hour prior to the traffic stop. Ives stated he was on his way home in Boynton Beach, FL. I asked Ives why he continued to drive after I activated my emergency lights and siren. Ives replied he wanted to find a safo place to pull over. I asked Ives why he drove so fast approaching the other vehicle at the intersection. Ives replied he did not realize he was that close to the other vehicle. Ives denied having any medical conditions, taken any prescription medications or used any illegal drugs including marijuana. Ives refused to perform roadside tasks because ho was told not to perform them. I advised Ives of Taylor Warning and he stated he understood. After advising Taylor Warning, Ives refused and stated he was going to call his lawyer.
OBSERVATION OF DRIVER: I smelled an odor of an unknown alcoholic beverage coming from Ives. Ives’ eyes were red and had a glassy appearance. Ives’ pupils were dilated. Ives’ speech was slurred and thick. Ives’ demeanor was slow moving with a slow response. Ives’ became uncooperative after i requested roadside tasks be performed. Ives did not follow my commands to exit the Jeep and attempted to lock himself and roll up the windows. After several commands were given to stop rolling up the power window and to get out of the Jeep, Ives complied and exited the Jeep. Ives tensed up his arms while I was placing him in handcuffs.”
Ives was booked into jail and later released on his own recognizance. A court date is pending. The 27 year old lives in Boynton Beach.
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