Flomaton Man Charged With DUI After Crash That Caused Gas Leak

September 24, 2020

A Flomaton man was arrested on a DUI charge after a traffic crash near Century that caused a gas leak.

Larry Eugene Salter, age 61,  lost control of his vehicle and ran off Carnley Road about 5:15 Sunday afternoon. Firefighters were able to contain the gas leak shortly after their arrival; there were no other injuries reported.

A Florida Highway Patrol trooper and Escambia County Sheriff’s deputy were able to smell alcohol on Salter’s breath, according to an arrest report. The trooper also noted Salter stumbled and swayed on the scene and during a field sobriety test that was conducted in the parking lot of the Whataburger in Century.

Breath tests conducted after Salter was transported to jail showed his alcohol level at .139 and .140. The legal limit in Florida is .08.

Salter was released from the Escambia County Jail on a $1,000 bond


4 Responses to “Flomaton Man Charged With DUI After Crash That Caused Gas Leak”

  1. Jeff on September 26th, 2020 9:34 am

    Very sad. His dad was a WWII Normandy beach survivor and one of the best/godliest men I’ve ever known. Strong reminder that each of us is responsible for his/her own life and decisions. Praying for the seeds planted in Larry so many years ago will finally take root and bear fruit.

  2. ADB on September 24th, 2020 4:50 pm

    Just a thousand dollar bond? Wow. That’s only a hundred dollars cash to get out of jail. Kinda like get out of jail free. Pity that we have the judges that we have around here.

  3. tg on September 24th, 2020 10:01 am

    That look says Who Me.

  4. sam on September 24th, 2020 6:48 am

    and he will be back on the roads near you soon.

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