Melbourne man arrested for DUI, reckless driving

A Melbourne man was arrested for DUI and reckless driving.
A Melbourne man was arrested for DUI and reckless driving.

CAPE CANAVERAL – On Friday, December 7, 2018, approximately 1:30 a.m. police arrested Gavin Eugene Shelton, of Melbourne for VOP, DUI, DUI refusal and reckless driving.

Police observed a gray, 2012 Volkswagon 4 door, run a red light at Astronaut Boulevard and North Atlantic Ave., in Cape Canaveral and continue southbound according to police reports.

The vehicle continued southbound on North Atlantic at a high rate of speed and cut off multiple vehicles. Police initiated a traffic stop on the suspect vehicle at North Atlantic Ave and Cape Shores Circle, according to the affidavit.

Police identified the driver as 20-year-old, Mr. Gavin Shelton. He advised the officer that he had “a beer to drink.” The officer then attempted to conduct standard field sobriety exercises, which Shelton refused. Implied consent was read, and he refused to submit to an alcohol breath test, according to reports.

Shelton was transported to Brevard County Jail without further incident. He was also on Felony probation reference drug trafficking, intent to sell and manufacturing.

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