Florida Man Stopped For DUI, Says He Was Trying to "Drive It Off"

People down here in America's dongle like driving. And drinking. And apparently, driving off the buzz from drinking at home on your way to drinking at the bar.

61-year-old Michael Moore was stopped by cops after midnight last month for speeding 18 miles over the limit on U.S. 1 through Stuart, Florida—where, admittedly, if you don't like to fish, there's not much to do besides drinking.

Via Will Greenlee's always enlightening "Off the Beat" blog:

He told one officer he was coming from home and had "a couple" of drinks. He said he was en route to a bar for "a few" more.

Moore told another officer he got in an argument with his wife and left for a drive.

"He also told me that his wife told him that he (had) been drinking too much so he decided to go out and 'drive it off,'" an arrest affidavit states.

The glazzy-eyed, slurring Moore reportedly blew a .103 and .104 on a field test for blood-alcohol content, weeeeeellll over the state limit. He presumably managed to sleep it off before leaving custody on a $500 bond.