A Sanford teenager was arrested for driving under the influence after he sped toward the toll plaza at Disney’s Animal Kingdom this summer, frightening the Cast Member collecting parking fees.
The situation took place on the morning of August 21, according to the sheriff’s report released this past week. There were other Disney visitors at the parking plaza when his alleged drunk driving occurred before 8 a.m.
The Cast Member noticed Salguero-Rivera’s Toyota Sienna when he was the fourth car in line. They described what happened next in the arrest report.
“Once it was Sebastian’s turn to approach the toll plaza he began to … speed as he was approaching a stop sign. She believed [Sebastian’s] speed was unsafe and put her arm outside in order to stop Sebastian,” the arrest report said. “She stated when Sebastian stopped the car, she instructed him to lower the window, so he could pay for admission to the park. [The Cast Member] stated Sebastian looked at her with his eyes drooping shut. [The Cast Member} stated he then looked forward, closed his eyes completely, and tilted his head forward.”
It apparently did not take long for Orange County Sheriff’s deputy Andrew Nunez to arrive at the scene. Deputy Nunez described Salguero-Rivera as having “bloodshot, glassy, and watery eyes.”
“Sebastian had trouble keeping his head up while he was in the car. Once Sebastian started speaking to me, I could smell the strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from his mouth. The smell grew stronger every time he spoke to me. I also noticed Sebastian had a slurred and thick-tongued speech, which made it hard to understand what Sebastian was saying,” the deputy wrote.
“He told me he was working in downtown Orlando; however, I could see he was wearing a green wristband that is used to enter Orlando clubs as a guest. It is also used as a way to order alcoholic beverages at the bar counter. When I asked for his license, he was having trouble finding it, when it was on his lap. I then asked Sebastian to step out (of) his vehicle. Sebastian was stumbling out of his vehicle, and I asked him if he was all right before he continued to stand.”
Salguero-Rivera failed a sobriety test because he kept almost falling and not following the deputy’s instructions. Salguero-Rivera later agreed to do a breath test which showed his blood alcohol concentration measuring .142 or .141. In Florida, it is illegal to drive with a .08 BAC or higher, and Salguero-Rivera is below the legal drinking age of 21.
His Animal Kingdom day ended with his car towed, him going to jail, and Disney trespassing him from all its properties. His next court hearing is scheduled for November 7. His attorney did not immediately comment when reporters reached out.
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