A New Port Richey man made quite the exclamation to police Saturday night. According to Florida Highway Patrol troopers and the St. Pete Times Daniel Joseph Mahoney admitted to cops that he had never been caught driving drunk despite drinking and driving for the past 20 years. Well now he has. Mahoney was charged with two counts of DUI with property damage, DUI and hit and run involving property damage.
Troopers found Mahoney sitting on his car after striking a pole by a Publix Supermarket. According to the FHP, Mahoney drove off with a broken axle. The 40-year-old failed field sobriety tests and took a breathalyzer. His blood alcohol level registered at 0.162 and 0.157. He was taken to Land O’Lakes Jail and released.