A Florida Keys man who lost control of his car and sailed into mangroves was arrested and charged with DUI early Sunday — for the sixth time.
William Pritchett, 45, of Key West crashed his 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier trunk first into the mangroves near Bahia Honda just before midnight, deputies said.
When a Monroe County deputy got to the scene, he reported that Pritchett had urinated on himself and seemed drunk. Pritchett told authorities he was on his way home from visiting friends in Marathon when he hit a wet patch of road and crashed.
Pritchett failed a roadside sobriety test and refused to take a breath test test, Monroe sheriff’s spokeswoman Deputy Becky Herrin said Sunday.
Deputies found a cooler in the trunk with ice and two beer-bottle caps.
Pritchett was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and cited for careless driving. He also refused to sign the citations so he was charged with five counts of resisting an officer, Herrin said.