From “Crazy Uncle Mike’s” To Palm Beach County Jail. Breath Test: Three Times Legal Limit.
BY: STAFF REPORT | BocaNewsNow.com
BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2023 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — A Boca Raton man is facing a DUI charge after allegedly slamming into the back of a vehicle on Federal Highway with such force, the 2008 Blue Maserati he was driving lost a wheel and part of the suspension. That allegedly didn’t stop Steven Hinkes from continuing to drive on Federal until he side-swiped another vehicle movements later. That “side-swiping” ultimately brought the Maserati to rest in the 2400 block of North Federal Highway.
Delray Beach Police responded to the scene and quickly determined that Hinkes was likely driving under the influence.
“I smelled an odor of an unknown alcoholic beverage coming from Hinkes,” wrote an officer on the scene. “Hinkes’ eyes were red and had a glassy appearance. Hinkes’ speech was slurred and thick. Hinkes was unsure on what caused the crash. Hinkes was also unaware how severe the damage was on the Maserati. After exiting the Maserati, Hinkes stumbled while walking and swayed while standing still. Hinkes leaned backward at times losing his balance.”
The investigating officer spoke with Hinkes in an effort to figure out what happened. Hinkes allegedly told him that he had consumed three glasses of wine at the bar “Crazy Uncle Mike’s” in the City of Boca Raton. He also blamed the wreck on the pickup truck, stating “the pickup was driving crazy merging back and forth between travel lanes which scared him. Hinkes stated he did not know how the motor vehicle crash occurred … When Hinkes exited the Maserati, he shouted and asked how did his car get damaged so badly.”
Hinkes was eventually asked to provide a breath sample which police say returned results of .251 and .247 — all more than three times the legal limit of .08. He was booked into the Palm Beach County Jail at 2:18 on the morning of January 8th. He was released several hours later. A court date is set for early February.
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