A Katie Belle’s employee is facing a charge of drunk driving following his arrest this past week.
Kennedy Aguirresaenz, 49, of Leesburg, had been speeding on U.S. Hwy. 27/441 at about 2 a.m., according to an arrest report from the Lady Lake Police Department.
It appeared he had been drinking.
When a police officer asked Aguirresaenz if he had been drinking, he replied, “Yeah, I had a couple,” the arrest report said. He told the police officer he had come from work at Katie Belle’s at Spanish Springs Town Square.
“It should be noted the driver was in his Katie Belle’s work uniform, but the business closes at approximately 2100 hours,” the arresting officer wrote in his report.
Aguirresaenz failed field sobriety exercises and provided breath samples that registered .138 and .151 blood alcohol content.
Aguirresaenz then told an officer he had consumed three beers at Gator’s Dockside beginning at 10 p.m.
When the officer asked Aguirresaenz what time he had stopped drinking, Aguirresaenz replied, “What time is it now?”
He was booked at the Lake County Jail on a charge of driving under the influence. He was released after posting $1,000 bond.