• Report: St. Augustine man arrested for going 103 mph in a Kia while drunk

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    A St. Augustine man was clocked going 103 mph -- and failed a field sobriety test -- after he was pulled over, the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office said. 

    Kevin Smith, 31, was traveling in a 2011 Kia Rio on State Road 207 shortly after 2 a.m. on Feb. 26 when he was stopped by a deputy near Vermont Blvd., deputies said. 

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    According to the deputy who pulled him over, Smith was going 103 mph but slowed down when he gave chase. Smith was weaving all over the road, the police report said, and was going only 20 mph when the deputy attempted to pull him over. 

    The speed limit on State Road 207 is 55 mph, deputies said. 

    Smith finally pulled into the Race Trac gas station in Elkton and told the deputy he'd drank a few beers at a friend's house. A deputy said he saw empty two Bud Light bottles on the front floorboard of the car. 

    Smith was barefoot, the report noted, and admitted his license was suspended. He told the deputy that was on probation for aggravated battery and would go to prison if he was arrested. 

    Jail records show that Smith has been arrested at least five times in St. Johns County, including an arrest for aggravated assault and child neglect in 2016. 

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