An Ocala man was charged with DUI after being pulled over for speeding on a motorcycle.
A Marion County sheriff’s deputy on traffic enforcement duty shortly after midnight Tuesday used radar to measure motorcyclist on traveling south on the 3800 block of SE 58th Avenue at 71 mph in a 45-mph zone. The deputy caught up to the Harley Davidson motorcycle near the intersection with Maricamp Road and saw it briefly lose traction in its rear wheel before conducting the traffic stop, according to sheriff’s office report.
The deputy observed that the motorcyclist – 39-year-old Miguel Angel Godoy, of 146 Marion Oaks Lane – had bloodshot watery eyes and had the odor of alcohol on his breath. Asked how much he had to drink, Godoy said he had one beer at a buddy’s house, the report said.
Godoy agreed to perform a series of field sobriety exercises and failed them all. He was arrested and taken to the Marion County Jail, where a breathalyzer test came back with results of .055 and .058 grams of alcohol per 201 liters of breath, which is below the legal limit, according to the report.
The deputy, who is a certified drug recognition expert, conducted a drug influence evaluation and determined Godoy was under the influence of a drug, in addition to alcohol, making it unsafe for him to operate a vehicle, the report said.
Godoy was released from jail later Tuesday on $1,000 bond. No court information was available.