A driving instructor was arrested after allegedly driving with a blood alcohol content that was three times the legal limit. He is now facing DUI charges in New Port Richey Florida.

Gregory Sorensen, 54, was pulled over around 11:40 PM last Friday night. The Flordia Highway Patrol noticed Sorensen was drifting in his lane, therefore, conducting a traffic stop suspecting a medical issue.

Pasco County Sheriff's Office
Pasco County Sheriff's Office
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Troopers approached Sorensen's vehicle and asked if he was okay. He was operating a vehicle adorned with student-driver decals. Sorensen said he was fine, but officers noticed that Sorensen slurred his speech, had alcohol on his breath, and had bloodshot, watery eyes.

Notice there is a sticker on the car that says "put it down" referring to distracted driving with a cellphone. Maybe they should also get a sticker that says, "Drinking and driving is dangerous and illegal." Maybe that would have stopped him from making a poor choice.

When troopers asked for a driver's license, Sorensen handed over his Chase credit card. While struggling to obtain his license, officers spotted an open 24-pack of beer in the backseat. Sorensen was then asked to get out of the car. 

Flordia Highway Patrol
Flordia Highway Patrol
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The drunken man stumbled getting out of his vehicle and then failed a sobriety test. Troopers gave him two breathalyzer tests, which showed his blood alcohol content to be 0.226 and 0.208, which is more than double the legal limit in Florida. Sorensen was booked into the Pasco County Jail.

“Hopefully this isn’t part of the driving curriculum!” the FHP wrote.

Read More Here: Fox 13 News

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