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Restaurant manager tips police to Largo DUI suspect

Published:   |   Updated: February 3, 2014 at 01:14 PM

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A restaurant manager helped tip off Clearwater police to a suspected drunk driver who pulled into a Wendy’s drive-thru Sunday night with his 4-year-old son in the back seat.

Police say David Timothy Higgins, 26, of Largo, pulled into the Wendy’s drive-thru at 900 S. Missouri Ave. around 10:30 p.m. — shortly after the Super Bowl ended — when the manager noticed he was intoxicated and had a child in the back seat.

She asked him to pull over while she waited for his food to cook, but instead she called police.

Responding officers detected a strong alcohol odor, and he failed several sobriety tests, police say.

Higgins was charged with DUI and child neglect, police say.

Higgins also has a previous DUI arrest, by St. Petersburg police in June 2012, jail records show.

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