A man who sat in his car at the gas pumps for two hours was arrested Saturday night on suspicion of DUI.
A traffic deputy pulled into a BP Gas Station on Cortez Boulevard when she noticed a black Crown Victoria that resembled an unmarked police car. The owners of the station told her that the driver had been idling there for two hours after pumping gas.
The deputy approached the driver, Philip Martinez, who she said was “disoriented” and “jittery” and had constricted pupils. She also noted in her report that the interior of the car he was driving strongly resembled a law enforcement vehicle, from a roof-mounted camera system to the laptop in between the front seats.
Martinez said he wasn’t law enforcement, just a security guard, and that his sister had given him a pill for depression earlier that day, according to an affidavit. Field sobriety tests indicated Martinez, 36, of St. Petersburg, was impaired and he was arrested on suspicion of DUI, an affidavit states.