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Bill Murray's brother charged with DUI in St. Johns County

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Updated: 12/18/2013 3:08 pm
ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. -- The brother of actor and local businessman Bill Murray is facing charges of driving under the influence in St. Johns County.

A security officer patrolling the St. Andrews neighborhood told deputies he saw and ultimately followed an Oldsmobile van driving through the yards of homes before coming to a stop on Island Green Drive.

The van sat diagonally parked in the middle of the street, according to the security officer.

Officer Vernon Beck told investigators he followed the van out of concern for the safety of the homeowners.

Beck called the Sheriff's Office.

The police report shows the responding deputies found the driver, identified as John Collins Murray by his California driver's license, slumped over the steering wheel with the engine running.

The deputies, according to the report, yelled through a half-open window in an effort to wake up the driver.

Authorities said Murray "showed signs of impairment," with blood shot eyes, and a strong odor of alcohol coming from his breath.

Deputies said Murray refused to take a standardized field sobriety test.

He was taken to jail where he submitted to a breath test.  A test performed at 1:16 a.m. showed a .222.  A second test performed three minutes later showed a .214, according to the report.  The legal limit in Florida is .08.

Deputies arrested Murray on suspicion of DUI.  He also received a citation for obstructing the roadway.

Murray and his brothers are the owners of the Murray Bros. Caddyshack at World Golf Village.


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joewW07 - 12/19/2013 8:15 AM
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The judge will just slap him with a big fine then give him a green card just like they did Obama's brother..

c9bcrewman - 12/18/2013 6:14 PM
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oh my another stupid driver.
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