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Monkey found in truck during Largo DUI stop

11:57 AM, May 4, 2012   |    comments
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Largo, Florida -- When police pulled over a man speeding on East Bay Drive Thursday night they no doubt got surprise when they found a monkey in the truck along with him.

According to police, officers pulled over 36-year-old Eugene Carl Kotelman, who was driving 70 mph on the road, just after midnight Thursday morning.

Police discovered Kotelman had been driving on a suspended license and had a lengthy history of DUI charges. He was again arrested for DUI.

The monkey, named Doc Holiday, who was in the truck with him at the time, was turned over to one of his friends.

WATCH: Doc play in bathtub with Koty

When Kotelman posted bond this morning he was arrested again by FWC for Possession of Wildlife and 2 counts Violation of Fish or Wildlife Rules. Kotelman also faces additional charges of failure to meet caging requirements and failure to provide paperwork detailing source of the purchase of the monkey.

The monkey is now in FWC custody.

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