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Man gets DUI after deputy puts him in cab

An intoxicated St. Petersburg man blew his chance to avoid a DUI after a Collier County deputy called a cab and encouraged him not to drive.

The sheriff’s office reports that 40-year-old Mark Roy Marshall walked out of a bar Monday night, and a deputy, responding to an employee’s call, encouraged Marshall to take a taxi. The deputy even called the taxi for Marshall and watched him ride off in the cab.

Five minutes later, the deputy watched the cab return to the bar parking lot, where Marshall tried to get into his own truck and drive away.

Marshall was then booked into the Naples Jail Center on a charge of DUI.

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