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Michael Ray Arrested for DUI in Florida


Michael Ray was arrested in his hometown of Eustis, Florida early Wednesday and charged with driving under the influence and possession of cannabis oil.

“At approximately 3:34 a.m., Eustis Police were dispatched to the McDonald’s … in reference to a minor vehicle crash without injuries in the drive-thru line. Upon arrival, officers made contact with the at-fault driver … Michael Ray Roach, who was operating a 2012 Jeep Wrangler. During the crash investigation, the officer observed indications of possible impairment from Mr. Roach,” the Eustis police department said in a statement.

The police report states that “Michael said he was in the drive-thru and his foot slipped off the pedal, causing him to hit the back” of the car in front of him. The arresting officer noted that Ray “had bloodshot eyes, slurred speech, he stumbled while walking and smelled of alcohol. He said he was coming from a bar in Tavares.” The “Think a Little Less” singer then failed a series of sobriety tests and did not consent to a breathalyzer.

The police statement continues: “At the conclusion of the investigation, Mr. Roach was informed a criminal investigation of driving under the influence was being conducted. Based on probable cause, Michael Ray Roach was placed into custody for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. During a search incident to his arrest, a glass bottle containing an unknown brownish substance was located in his left front pocket. The substance field-tested positive for cannabis oil containing THC.”

Ray, was later transported to the Lake County Jail and is being held on a $6,000 bond.

We all make mistakes, hopefully this one doesn’t hurt the 29-year-old Ray too much.

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