A 1:33 a.m. call to 911 ended up with a North Port deputy fire chief being arrested for DUI on I-75. David R. Quaderer was reportedly stopped for drunk driving in a vehicle that was issued by the department. According to the Sarasota Herald Tribune Quaderer’s vehicle was swerving and he eventually pulled into a Taco Bell to urinate in the parking lot. He was stopped by police upon returning to 1-75.
According to reports there was a strong odor of alcohol coming from inside the deputy fire chief’s official car. Quaderer was taken to Charlotte County Jail and released on $750 bond. Police reports state that the deputy fire chief asked for officers to extend him profession courtesy on more than one occasion during the stop. There was nothing mentioned about field sobriety tests or breathalyzers in the article.