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Marathon man arrested on DUI charge after crashing into multiple vehicles, deputies say

Deputy sees F-150 with tires blown out, smoking

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MARATHON, Fla. – A man from Marathon was arrested on a DUI charge Friday after he crashed into several vehicles while intoxicated, Monroe County sheriff's deputies said.

A deputy who was called to reports of an accident about 11:20 p.m. said he saw David Threlkeld, 33, driving a green F-150 and making a U-tun on 64th Street with both passenger-side tires blown out and the truck smoking.

The deputy pulled the truck over and said Threlkeld, who was the only person inside the truck, smelled of alcohol and showed obvious signs of impairment.

As the deputy spoke with Threlkeld, another man approached him and told the deputy that Threlkeld had stuck his Jeep Compass, which was parked in front of his nearby home.

Other witnesses told the deputy that Threlkeld had struck another parked vehicle and a mailbox.

Deputies said Threlkeld refused to submit to all intoxication tests and tried to run from the deputy.

Threlkeld was arrested on charges of DUI with refusal to submit to testing, refusal to sign a citation, resisting an officer without violence, leaving the scene of a crash with property damage and DUI involving property damage.

Deputies said Threlkeld has been arrested before in Monroe County on a DUI charge. They said he also refused to submit to tests in that case.

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