A Florida man faces DUI and weapons charges July 29 after police say he went through a Route 1 drive-thru with a flat tire and bicycle hanging off the roof while hiding a 10-inch knife under his shirt.
Charles Tackaberry, 40, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., went through the Starbucks drive-thru near Rehoboth Beach at 7:30 a.m. when someone reported to police that his vehicle had a flat tire, and there was a bicycle hanging off the roof and onto the side of the vehicle, said Cpl. Jason Hatchell of the Delaware State Police. It was also suspected that the operator was driving under the influence, he said. Troopers stopped the vehicle in the parking lot, and made contact with Tackaberry, who had slurred speech, Hatchell said. Troopers also noticed Tackaberry was concealing a large object underneath his shirt, Hatchell said, and found a 10-inch fixed blade knife on his person.
Police conducted a driving under the influence investigation, and searched the vehicle, finding about 3 grams of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, and a machete.
Tackaberry was taken into custody without incident and charged with two counts felony carrying a concealed deadly weapon, driving under the influence, and other drug and traffic charges.
He was arraigned and released on $1,400 unsecured bond.