DUI suspect arrested by Flagler deputies after crashing into a wooded area

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At approximately 3:25 a.m. on Sunday, May 12, Deputy Patel observed a gray Ford F-150 driving recklessly while traveling west on SR-100 in Bunnell. Deputy Patel attempted to conduct a traffic stop, but the vehicle refused to stop, weaving back and forth between the two westbound lanes and driving onto the sidewalk near Gospel Gardens.

The vehicle then struck a tree, crossed into eastbound oncoming traffic lane, and crashed into a wooded area. Master Deputy Logsdon made contact with the driver, later identified as Nicholas Scarpa, 28, a Palm Coast resident. Scarpa appeared to have bloodshot and watery eyes, slurred speech, and had trouble standing.

Upon completion of the traffic crash investigation by the Bunnell Police Department, M/D Logsdon conducted a field sobriety test on Scarpa. After failing a series of exercises, Scarpa was arrested for Driving Under the Influence with a blood-alcohol level (BAL) of 0.096. He was transported to AdventHealth where he refused medical treatment and was then transported to the Sheriff Perry Hall Inmate Detention Facility. He was released on $1,000 bond.

Scarpa was previously arrested for DUI in August 2021, and on charges of Refusal to Submit BAL Test, Possession of Alprazolam, and Possession of Hydrocodone.

“It’s a miracle this impaired driver didn’t kill someone. He failed to maintain his lane and ultimately crashed his vehicle before he could finally be taken off the road,” said Sheriff Rick Staly. “Unfortunately, this isn’t the first time this reckless and drunk driver has made the poor decision to drive intoxicated.”

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