Jason Albert Clement, 30, who lives in Texas, was reportedly clocked doing 51 in a 35 mph zone just over the Matanzas Bridge headed off the beach around 8:45 p.m.
The deputy who stopped Clement noticed his speech was slurred and his eyes were watery – and he smelled of alcohol, according to the arrest report.
Clement allegedly told deputies he had not had anything to drink, but needed to hold onto the frame of his car to balance himself once deputies asked him to step out of the vehicle.
Deputies say he was also swaying as he stood near the back of his vehicle.
Clement, who works for the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration, allegedly refused a sobriety test and was arrested.