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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB Fox 41) -- Police say a Louisville man offered up every excuse in the book to avoid a DUI charge -- but it didn't work.
47-year-old David Bennett was arrested late Monday night on Zorn Ave. near River Rd. and KingFish Restaurant.
Police say they clocked him doing over 60 m.p.h. in a 45 m.p.h. zone. As he passed the police car, Bennett slammed on his brakes and pulled into a nearby gas station, according to an arrest report. He then walked in, grabbed a fountain drink and told the officer that he had low blood sugar.
The officer asked Bennett if he had been drinking and he told him he hadn't -- and reiterated that he had low blood sugar. He refused to take a field sobriety test multiple times, and then the officer placed him under arrest.
"I placed handcuffs on his right hand, and he screamed in pain," the arrest report states. "He stated he had motor neuropathy."
When the manager of KingFish Restaurant walked out to meet the officer, he told a different story. He told the officer that Bennett had been to the restaurant and had 2-3 drinks. When he got up to leave, the manager offered him a taxi, but Bennett became angry and only responded by giving him the middle finger. The manager said he then watched Bennett drive away "in a reckless manner" in the direction of Cox's Park.
When Bennett told police he needed to be checked for injuries, EMS did a blood test and reported that his blood sugar and blood pressure were good under the circumstances.
Bennett was charged with DUI, reckless driving and speeding. His blood-alcohol level registered .165, according to the arrest report.