A man from Dundee, Florida who has a suspended driver’s license stole a truck from Big Pine Key, drove it while intoxicated and crashed it in Marathon early today.
The owner of the silver Dodge truck called the Sheriff’s Office this morning to report it was stolen. He told Deputy Richard Wang he left it unlocked with the keys inside Thursday night and found it was gone when he got up Friday morning.
A check on the license tag revealed the truck had been involved in a crash in Marathon, in the vicinity of 21st Street just after midnight. The driver, Kevin Andrey Nunez, was still on the scene of the crash when deputies arrived on the scene. He ran off the road, hit a fire hydrant, a palm tree and a speed sign.
Deputy Orlando Alvarez said it appeared Nunez was intoxicated; he failed field sobriety exercises administered at the scene. A check on his name revealed his license was suspended in 2014 due to a prior charge of driving under the influence of alcohol.
Nunez was arrested at the scene of the crash. He was charged with DUI, DUI involving a crash with property damage, driving with license suspended and grand theft auto. He was booked into jail.