RELEASED BY: SGT BRIAN HART
CASE # MP17-56766
EVENT: DUI Arrest
DATE/TIME of EVENT: August 29, 2017 at 2:16 PM
LOCATION of EVENT: Hibiscus Blvd./S. Harbor City Blvd.
On August 29, 2017, Officers from the Melbourne Police Department were notified of a motorist that was reported to be passed out behind the wheel. When officers arrived on scene, they located the vehicle on Hibiscus BL at the intersection of S. Harbor City BL. The vehicle ignition was turned on, the vehicle was in gear, and the driver had his foot on the brake.
Officers observed an open container of alcohol in the driver’s hand. Officers observed a small child in the backseat.
Officers reached into the vehicle, placed the vehicle park, and woke the driver up. It appeared to officers on scene that the male was under the influence of alcohol or other intoxicants.
The driver was put through standard field sobriety exercises which are used to determine impairment. Based upon the results of the exercise, officers determined the driver was under the influence of alcohol or other intoxicants to the point his normal faculties were impaired. During the course of the investigation, officers discovered the child in the backseat was 16 months old and he was on his way to pick up another 7 year old child from school. The driver was ultimately arrested and transported to the Brevard County Jail. The child’s mother responded to the scene and picked up the child.
Name: Travis Paul Taffer
Last Known Address: 47 Sunset BL Satellite Beach, FL 32937
Charges: DUI, DUI with Minor in Vehicle,
Driving while license suspend with knowledge, Open Container
The Melbourne Police Department is currently investigating this incident and more information may be available
at a later time.
If you have any information please call Crimeline: 1-800-423-TIPS (8477)