While most people are staying inside as they get ready for Hurricane Matthew to hit Florida’s east coast, one man was arrested for reckless driving this evening in Boynton Beach.
An unidentified man was pulled over by police on Congress Avenue when officers noticed he was speeding in the area. Police say he was going 77 mph, more than 30 miles over the speed limit. Boynton Beach Police Spokeswoman Stephanie Slater broadcasted the arrest on Facebook as she and an officer were driving through the city, showing residents what was going on outside.
Originally, officers said they tried to get his car towed and get him a taxi home so they wouldn’t have to endanger their officers driving out to the Palm Beach County Jail. But because of the storm, there were no taxis working in the area, so they had to arrest him, Slater said.
Around the 46 minute mark on the Facebook Live video, police are seen talking with the man in the dark as wind gusts can be heard in the background.
A bottle of Captain Morgan was found in the car and police said they smelled marijuana.