Subscribe to Breaking News emails

You have successfully subscribed to the Breaking News email.

Subscribe today to be the first to to know about breaking news and special reports.

BREAKING: Former NYC mayor Rudy Giuliani joins Trump legal team

Florida Man Charged With DUI in His Motorized Wheelchair

by Alex Johnson /  / Updated 
Ronny Scott Hicks in his arrest photo Tuesday morning in Palm Bay, Florida.Brevard County, Florida, Jail

Breaking News Emails

Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.

A man was held on $5,000 bond Wednesday after he was arrested on a Florida bridge and charged with felony DUI — in his motorized wheelchair.

Breaking News Emails

Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.
 Ronny Scott Hicks in his arrest photo Tuesday morning in Palm Bay, Florida. Brevard County, Florida, Jail

Ronny Scott Hicks, 54, remained in the Brevard County Jail after his arrest shortly after midnight Tuesday at AIS Trail Park in the town of Palm Bay, according to Brevard County court records.

Police said that Hicks was blocking multiple lanes of travel on a bridge and that he smelled strongly of alcohol. He refused to take a field sobriety test, they said, and he declined treatment for an unexplained head wound.

Hicks has an extensive DUI record — including two convictions in 2013 and one in 1998 — court records show. It couldn't immediately be determined whether those offenses were committed in his wheelchair or in a more traditional vehicle.

No court date or attorney was listed in the records.

Breaking News Emails

Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.
MORE FROM news

Have feedback?

How likely are you to recommend nbcnews.com to a friend or colleague?

0 = Very unlikely
10 = Very likely
Please select answer

Is your feedback about:

Please select answer

Leave your email if you’d like us to respond. (Optional)

Please enter a valid email address

Thank you!

Your feedback has been sent out. Please enjoy more of our content.

We appreciate your help making nbcnews.com a better place.