Lawyer pulled over in DUI bust tells deputy, 'that's candle wax, not puke,' arrest report states

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- When a deputy in St. Augustine pulled over Mark. A. Hall for allegedly driving erratically, the deputy noticed Hall had a strong odor of booze on his breath, droopy eyelids and bloodshot eyes, according to an arrest affidavit from the St. Johns Sheriff's Office.

The 39-year-old Jacksonville man admitted to the deputy he had a few drinks, but that had occurred "way earlier," according to the affidavit.

As Hall exited his car, he grabbed the driver's door before slowly pulling himself out of his SUV, the arrest report stated.

At that time the deputy observed vomit on the driver's side door panel, floorboard, and Hall's shirt and pants. The deputy then reportedly remarked to Hall, "Are you okay? I noticed you puked on yourself."

Hall answered, "I did? No, that's candle wax, not puke," the report stated.

As Hall sat in the back of the patrol vehicle, he allegedly vomited again on his shirt.

According to the arrest report, Hall listed his occupation as a Jacksonville defense lawyer.


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