Tampa Drunk Driver Arrested With Counterfeit Cash
Not only did this Florida man get arrested for drunk driving the wrong way on a one-way street. He also was found with counterfeit cash.
Florida State Police first pulled over Hillsborough County resident Billy Spencer at 12:40 a.m. Monday, but – in spite of driving on tires that appeared to be “falling off” – he managed to give them the slip, according to a police report. Troopers caught up with him a short time later, when they noticed he appeared to be intoxicated, they say. There were a lot of indications to officers that something was wrong, you know, other than the swerving and speeding. Officers noticed that the car was smoking and the front tires were falling off.
The driver failed to slow down for officers, which lead them to pivot to a PIT maneuver, which stands for Precision Immobilization Technique. This is a pursuit tactic that offers use. They will speed up with the fleeing car, pull alongside to the back bumper and steer sharply. This causes the fleeing driver to lose control of the car and be forced to come to a stop.
After Spencer refused to submit to a sobriety test, with his breath reeking of alcohol, he tried passing off under the name “William Smith”… Yup, you read that right. He tried to pass of as one of the most common names out there. But officers saw his identification and knew it was a false name. Spencer refused to perform any field sobriety exercises and did not give a breath sample.
That’s where jail officials discovered Spencer was carry 19 counterfeit $20, his arrest report reveals. Spencer is now facing an assortment of charges, including possession of counterfeit bills, DUI and providing false information to a law enforcement officer.