Man arrested on DUI charges after hit-and-run, officials say
Mark Hackstie faces several charges
VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. – A man was arrested on driving while under the influence charges on Tuesday following a hit-and-run crash, Florida Highway Patrol said.
The driver of the van, Mark Hackstie, was seen leaving the crash and was followed by witnesses who gave his license plate number to officials.
Hackstie was pulled over by Edgewater police, who reported they could smell "strong odors of an alcoholic beverage" coming from Hackstie's mouth.
Officials discovered that Hackstie has three children in his van.
Officials said Hackstie was stumbling and had bloodshot, glassy and watery eyes.
While Hackstie was being read his Miranda rights, he "began walking away towards his children," but police advised him that he could speak with his children once they were finished talking.
According to the report, Hackstie refused to perform a field sobriety test after he initially agreed to one.
Hackstie resisted arrest and officers deployed a Taser, striking him in the back.
The Department of Children and Families was notified about the incident and they were taken into the custody of an aunt.
Hackstie was charged with leaving scene of crash involving damage property, driving while under the influence, driving while under the influence with property damage, three counts of child neglect and resisting without violence.
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