BY JENNIFER CABRERA
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Ceferino Vasquez Velazquez, 31, was arrested early this morning on charges of DUI with property damage, cocaine possession, and driving without a valid license following a head-on crash in Gainesville.
Velazquez, whose address is in Alachua but is originally from Mexico and presented a U.S. Employment Authorization Card as his identification, was reportedly identified by witnesses as the driver in a car involved in a head-on crash at 4400 NW 6th Street, just after midnight.
The responding Gainesville Police Department officer reported that he could smell alcohol on Velazquez’s breath and that he was swaying and unable to stand properly. Velazquez reportedly performed poorly on field sobriety exercises and was detained. In a search incident to arrest, 0.1 grams of cocaine were reportedly found in Velazquez’s pocket. A breath test reportedly gave results of 0.248 g/210L and 0.256 g/210L; any result over 0.08 g/210L is considered to be impaired under Florida law.
Velazquez has no local criminal history and has been released from the jail; bail information is unavailable on weekends.
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