Palm Bay father charged with DUI after taking child to school

A man was arrested for his 4th DUI after dropping a child off school in Palm Bay, Florida.
A man was arrested for his 4th DUI after dropping a child off school in Palm Bay, Florida.

PALM BAY – On Tuesday, December 11, 2018, at 9:26 a.m. the Police Bay Police Department received a call from the Christa McAuliffe Elementary School about a possible impaired person dropping off a child at school.

Two law enforcement officers responded and made contact with the defendant, who was standing next to his vehicle and exhibiting signs of impairment to include dropping documents, swaying, staggering, and handing officers wrong documents, according to reports.

“Speaking with the defendant, his speech was mumbled and slow, and his appearance was sluggish. I did not note any odors coming from the defendant’s breathe or any other signs of alcohol use. I asked the defendant if he was taking any medications and he advised he does not take any narcotic medications and took over the counter sleeping medication around 2 a.m.,” stated an officer in the affidavit.

Law enforcement conducted three field sobriety exercises with the defendant and concluded that the defendant was under the influence and placed him in custody.

After authorities conducted a computer check, they found that the defendant had refused to submit to a test of his breath/blood/urine on February 15, 2008, and that he had four prior DUI offenses.

When the inventory was taken of the defendant’s vehicle police located an unmarked pill bottle with six pills inside. The drug was identified as Alprazolam 2mg.

Robert Quinton Nordin, 41, of Palm Bay was arrested for DUI Alcohol or Drugs 4th or Subsequent Offense, Refuse to Submit DUI Test After License Susp., Controlled Substance – Poss WO Prescription, and Child Abuse without Great Bodily Harm-Agg Assault.

Nordin’s bond was set at $55,000.

DISCLAIMER: Arrests and mugshots were made public by complaint affidavits, arrest affidavits, and police reports. All persons arrested are innocent until proven guilty.

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Scott Lee travels between Brevard County and Indian River County and has been writing for various publications for approximately 30 years. Lee also writes for Sebastian Daily covering Vero Beach and Florida news. Currently, he covers Palm Bay, West Melbourne, and the Melbourne area.
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