PORT ST. LUCIE — Florida State Representative Cary Pigman was arrested overnight and charged with aggravated DUI after he was pulled over by a state trooper on the Turnpike near Port St. Lucie.
State and St. Lucie County authorities have been dragging their feet in releasing information — Pigman’s mugshot has already been wiped out of the county jail’s webstie — but a source close to the Avon Park Republican says he was pulled over into a rest stop area early this morning.
Despite the fact the legislature is currently in its once-a-year session, the 58-year-old Pigman was driving erratically 400 miles south from the state capitol and traveling away from the destination he thought he was headed to.
He has yet to comment on the incident.
UPDATE — According to the probable cause affidavit obtained by Gossip Extra at 2:30 p.m., a motorists called 911 to report a Jeep with a state legislature license plate driving erratically southbound on the turnpike. Troopers observed the car swerving all over the road before he was pulled over. Pigman appeared to be lost. He told troopers he was headed to Okeechobee County yet was driving south toward Palm Beach County. Troopers actually found an opened bottle of wine on the front passenger seat. When asked if he had anything to drink, Pigman said “no1”
The ultimate irony? Pigman distinguished himself as a state rep with his staunch opposition, then strict restrictions in the use of medical marijuana!
Gossip Extra is told exclusively Pigman was weaving in and out of his lane within view of a trooper.
Once he was administered a Breathalyzer test, Pigman allegedly blew a 0.14 then 0.15, nearly twice the legal limit.
An emergency room doctor, Pigman’s political career hasn’t been going that great either after he was found likely to have misused his status as a state legislator last year. He was accused of linking his efforts to obtain funding for a school to the superintendent’s efforts to fire a principal with whom Pigman had beef.
The beef originated from the fact Pigman was having an extra-marital affair with a school secretary married to the principal’s brother.
(We know it’s hard to keep it straight, but Pigman’s district does include Okeechobee County!)