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DUI fail: Suspect attempts cartwheel during sobriety test in Cape Coral

Posted at 2:27 PM, Feb 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-09 14:27:11-05

CAPE CORAL, Fla. -- Police body cameras caught a valiant attempt to avoid a DUI arrest in Cape Coral last month.

It happened January 24th at a McDonald's parking lot in Cape Coral.  That's where police stopped 30-year-old Christopher Bidzinski on suspicion of drunk driving, one night after an incident in which officers had to take him home.

This time, he told police he had been drinking wine.  "Take me to jail. I beg of you. I deserve to go to jail," he said. 

When they asked him to do a field sobriety test, he asked if he could eat more french fries.  "I'm not going to f****** pass," he said. 

He eventually agreed, but not before his ill-advised cartwheel attempt.  "I'll bet you I can do a back flip right now."  He then told them to watch, before poorly executing the cartwheel, leaving him tumbling to the ground. 

After failing the test, he refused his Breathalyzer.

Officers found a chilled, unopened bottle of wine in his truck and placed him under arrest for DUI. 

They say the smell of alcohol engulfed the police car and he fell asleep as they sent him to jail.

Records show Bidzinski has several previous arrests for DUI, drug possession, and disorderly intoxication.