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Designated driver charged with DUI, child abuse

Jason Cue, who claimed to be a designated driver on New Year's, is facing a charge of driving under the influence. (Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office)

ROYAL PALM BEACH, Fla. (WPEC) - A man who claimed to be the designated driver on New Year's is facing charges of driving under the influence and child abuse.

According to the report from the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office, deputies pulled over a Honda Civic just after midnight at the intersection of Royal Palm Beach and Okeechobee Boulevard. The car did not have its headlights on, deputies said.

When asked if he was the designated driver, Jason Cue told the deputy, "Pretty much." According to the report, the deputy said Cue and the woman in the front seat smelled of alcohol. The deputy also noticed two small children sitting in the backseat of the car.

Cue, of Loxahatchee, told deputies he had just come from CityPlace. He said he didn't have too much to drink, "maybe one or two drinks," according to the report.

Authorities made Cue do a series of roadside sobriety tests and take a breathalyzer. The breath test results came back .193 and .197, which are above the legal limit of .08 in Florida.

Cue is free on bond.

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