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Florida man busted for 9th DUI; told deputy beer is his coffee

  1. Rob Cypher
    Phillip P. Jordan, 58, of Ocala was busted and is facing DUI charges after a fast food restaurant worker saw Jordan “nearly falling over and using the door for support” when Jordan came to the drive-through window, according to a news release from the Marion County Sheriff's Office.

    That worker alerted a Marion County deputy.

    When the deputy arrived and conducted a traffic stop, the deputy noted that Jordan had “a strong smell of an alcoholic beverage on his breath and his eyes were bloodshot and watery,” the release stated.

    Jordan explained to his arresting deputy that beer is "his coffee" and he had some Icehouse beer for breakfast, reports the Ocala Star-Banner.

    Jordan failed the field sobriety exercises and was hauled to the pokey. A criminal history check revealed seven convictions for DUI in Georgia and one DUI conviction in Florida.

    Memo to Jordan: Wake up and smell the coffee. Real coffee, that is.

    Jordan is in the Marion County jail. His bond is $15,000.

    Barbara Hijek
    Sun Sentinel [Florida]
    June 8, 2013



  1. headfull0fstars
    The tone of that article is really sad. That man obviously has a very serious addiction problem. Wake up and smell the coffee! It's like they only wrote the article so they could make a mildy amusing little pun. It's sad to be so nonchalant about someone who is suffering.

    Am I crazy or reading too much into it?
  2. kumar420
    journalists can be good, or they can be sensationalistic little shitheads. this article makes me think the author is the latter rather than the former. drug use is still an ethereal notion as far as the media is concerned- they ridicule, spread absolute nonsense and don't seem to have the vaguest idea how rough drug addiction can be and how serious a problem it is.

    we are gradually progressing to a more liberal, less scare-tactic-induced approach to drugs, but unfortunately the media gets their rocks off by publishing fear-mongering/absolutely ridiculous bollocks to get the shock factor from the public. its really, really, really pathetic. if their journalists could actually research and write there would be some interesting articles, but this batch of fools seems to be content using urban legends as facts.
  3. Großschmackhaft
    Yeah that was really a heartless thing to say. However alcoholism does not force you to drink and drive nor is it an excuse for doing so.
  4. Alien Sex Fiend
    bets if the conversation went this way:
    "Sir, I smell alcohol on your breath" - deputy
    "thats right I am having this coffee and I ve had some Icehouse beer for breakfast"
    "sir, there is beer in your cup" - deputy
  5. Moving Pictures
    Icehouse! Yah, bra. 5.9% ABV for a buck-oh-nine for a 24. Can't beat that, till ya start fucking with that Steel.

    Dude's fucked. He's going to the pen. For a bit to. He ain't gonna have another Icey for a couple years at least.
  6. kumar420
    well of course not. there is NO excuse for driving under the influence, hope the dude learns a lesson - better he do some jail time now, than plow into a minivan full of kids on their way to school after his morning 'coffees'
  7. Alien Sex Fiend
    He ain't gonna have another Icey for a couple years at least

    but he ll chance enjoying some puke warm pruno....
  8. carter 1203
    So is it safe to assume this man did not have a valid driver's license with 7 DUI's in Georgia? It's not so easy to get one in another state either. The article is vague and doesn't specify but I held a license in Michigan and Florida until around 1990 (didn't have DUI's, suspension or tickets) but they caught me when things went computerized. I had to choose which state to keep because you can't have more than one.

    Your record follows you it seems. Hope this man has access to an attorney. Unless he has lots of money to pay the fines, he will likely spend some time in jail, prison if he has outstanding warrants. Florida is harsh, the DUI stays on your record for 75 years - Yikes!

  9. saskom
    that's what I wanna know. if he had a valid license then im moving to Florida cause apparently they don't care about DUI's. In New Jersey your fourth offense is enough to lose your license for life, no questions.
  10. carter 1203
    Glad to help. I read that and it didn't seem correct because I've lived in Florida for quite some time. I recall 18 years ago my ex-husband getting his first DUI: expensive court costs, fine and mandatory AA meetings in order to keep his driver's license to be able to travel to and from work.

    This man in the article apparently went back and forth between states. Plus he is not a young guy so back in the day, data systems were not commonly shared like now. The writer made it seem as if laws here are lax when they are not, and "how could this happen?" sort of attitude.
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