An Islamorada man with an unsettling record of driving under the influence was jailed early Thursday -- hours after a court hearing on a previous arrest.
Bruce J. White, 30, remains in the Monroe County Detention Center on new charges of driving under the influence -- apparently his fourth DUI arrest since 2003 -- and fleeing from a law enforcement officer.
White was driving south near mile marker 97 on U.S. 1, going about 15 mph over the 40 mph speed limit in a posted construction zone, around 12:30 a.m. Thursday, according to a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission report.
White's car was spotted by FWC Officer Mike McKay, working traffic safety near an active roadwork site, FWC information officer Bobby Dube said.
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McKay tried to make a traffic stop but White's car, a Saturn, kept going for about a mile. Along the way, White's swerving car struck a number of roadside traffic cones. "The cones went flying," Dube said.
White's car finally stopped about 30 yards from a site where a crew of a half-dozen construction workers were present, according to the FWC.
Monroe County Sheriff's Office deputies arrived and conducted a sobriety test and arrested White on a DUI charge.
In addition to DUI, White was charged with felony DUI as a repeat offender and felony fleeing from an officer.
White reportedly was in court Wednesday to be sentenced from charges stemming from a serious two-car crash near mile marker 87 in 2012.
White additionally was charged with violation of probation with no bond allowed. Other counts, including driving on a suspended license, carry bonds totaling $50,000.