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UF student president arrested in drunken incident, police say

William Meyers accused of knocking over scooters, motorcycles

William Meyers, who is known by his middle name Smith, was arrested in Key West. Meyers is president-elect of the University of Florida student government.

KEY WEST, Fla. – The president-elect of the University of Florida student government was arrested Tuesday in Key West.

William Meyers, 22, faces a misdemeanor charge of criminal mischief causing property damage.

According to a Key West police report, a witness told police he heard loud noises coming from outside, and when he went outside to see what was happening, he saw Meyers pushing over scooters and motorcycles parked on the side of the street.

The witness told police he saw Meyers "getting on several motorcycles that were parked and when he could not turn them on, he became upset and pushed them over."

Officer Nicholas Galbo wrote in his report that Meyers "was not making sense and appeared to be intoxicated."

File: William Meyers arrest report

"Meyers was so intoxicated that he did not even recall coming down to Key West for spring break vacation," the report said.

When Galbo questioned Meyers about the incident, Meyers said he didn't push over a bicycle, but rather two Harley-Davidson motorcycles, the report said.

According to the University of Florida student government website, Meyers, who is known by his middle name Smith, is president-elect and currently serves as the Senate president. His term is scheduled to start in April.

"We are aware of the incident, and his status as a UF student has not changed," Janine Sikes, assistant vice president of public affairs at the University of Florida, told Local10.com in an email.