STUART, Fla. - It could be argued that George Corno did not keep a particularly low profile on the Fourth of July.
The 68-year-old man came to Martin County Sheriff's deputies' attention after a complaint of a man on a three-wheel motorcycle traveling recklessly southbound on Southeast Federal Highway, a recently released arrest affidavit states. The driver sported underwear, a gray shirt and was barefoot, the complainant said.
A sergeant got behind the three-wheel motorcycle at Southeast Salerno Road and Southeast Federal Highway, noting the vehicle and driver fit the description. The sergeant said from Southeast Cove Road to Southeast Mariner Sands Drive he "paced the vehicle traveling at 85 mph."
The sergeant reported the three-wheel motorcycle drifted and crossed lane markers.
The sergeant stopped the vehicle and said the driver, identified as Corno, didn't have his license on him. Corno's breath also smelled of alcohol, the sergeant noted.
Asked what was going on, Corno said he'd argued with his girlfriend and was "'bombed out of his mind.'"
"I asked Corno why he was in his underwear and he stated he 'didn't realize' he was," the affidavit states.
The affidavit didn't specify whether he wore boxers, briefs, a low rise bikini or a thong. It also wasn't clear whether the underwear belonged to him, his girlfriend or someone else. No mention was made of a helmet.
"Corno had an odor coming from him, and his clothing was stained," the affidavit states.
Corno said he'd imbibed two drinks three or four hours earlier, saying the beverages "'weren't big.'" He also said he'd taken prescribed lorazepam the night before.
Corno was arrested on a DUI charge after taking field sobriety exercises. Breath tests measured his blood alcohol content at 0.141 and 0.138 -- both greater than the 0.08 legal limit.
Corno, of the 4200 block of Southeast Robert Loop Road in Stuart, also was issued a speeding citation.