Miami, FL (CNN) - 40-year-old Albert Coriat, a 14-year veteran, is finding himself on the wrong side of the force and asking highway patrol to look the other way.
It happened in the early hours of February 16th in Plantation on the Florida Turnpike. Coriat was pulled over for trying to make an illegal u-turn in his personal car.
After smelling alcohol, the Florida Highway Patrol administers a series of field sobriety tests.
They start with asking officer Coriat to stand on one leg, which he manages to do for a few seconds before stumbling. He's then asked to walk a straight line. Again, he appears to start off well, even turning to the officer, gesturing for approval. But on the walk back, he struggles to find his footing.
He's arrested and placed in the trooper's car.
While in the car he starts his dialogue with the officer, "Why are you doing this to me? Sir, I haven't done anything to you, sir."
Officer Coriat spends most of the ride in the trooper's car squirming in the seat, complaining about his handcuffs.
A few hours later with the sun up, Coriat is transferred to the Broward county jail. Again, he pleads with arresting trooper, even saying if the roles were reversed, he'd let the trooper go.
Coriat has been relieved of duty, pending the outcome of the criminal case.
You may also like...
Underwater Secret: Hidden caves beneath Weeki Wachee
Rollercoaster Rescue: 16 stranded after ride malfunction
Car Crash tragedy: USF students killed in interstate wrong-way crash
Hungry Sinkhole: Hole opens beneath Corvette museum, swallows 8 cars
Be my McValentine: Romantic reservations at McDonald's
Card Game Murder: Man sentenced for Magic: The Gathering killing
Treason? Secret Service visits candidate who says Obama should hang
Sasquatch on Tour: "Dead Bigfoot" on display in Texas
Here kitty, kitty: Lion escapes enclosure at Pasco sanctuary
#ShortYellows: Florida quietly shortened yellow lights
Kittens shot: Officer shoots kittens in front of children
Popular photo galleries:
Faces of Meth: Devastating before and after photos of meth abusers
Trayvon Martin Shooting: Trayvon Martin crime scene photos and George Zimmerman injury photos
Hooters Winners: Winners of the 2013 Hooters swimsuit pageant
Rejected: Funny Florida license plates rejected by the DMV***warning graphic***
Deadly sinkhole: Home collapses, man dies in giant sinkhole
Florida Sex Offenders: Look up sex offenders in any Florida neighborhood here
Restaurant Inspections: Look up inspection reports for any Florida restaurant here
WSVN via CNN Newssource