DUI charges follow a nap

Posted 3/31/21

After reportedly blocking traffic at McDonald's, he was charged with DUI.

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DUI charges follow a nap


OKEECHOBEE — After he was reportedly found blocking traffic in the McDonald’s Drive thru on State Road 70 East, Fabian Montoya Tello was charged with DUI.

Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Deputy Misei Esquivel responded to the location after hearing about the issue over the city police radio. Officer Jessica Francis was already on the scene when Esquivel arrived. Francis told her when she approached the vehicle, Tello was asleep with his head up and his foot on the brake. When she asked him why he was stopped in the drive thru, he told her he was tired.

According to Esquivel’s report,he told her he had fallen asleep because he was tired from work. He told her he had not had anything to drink yet, but said he would rather not say if he had taken any medication. Esquivel noted Tello’s eyes were red and watery. He said he had smoked some marijuana earlier in the day.

While Tello was speaking to a friend on the phone, Esquivel overheard him tell the friend he had consumed a few beers before leaving work but was not drunk. While placing Tello in the patrol car, Esquivel reportedly discovered a Vape pen containing THC.

In addition to the DUI charge, Tello was also charged with possession of marijuana resin. His bond was set at $1,000.