Christopher Talabac was out on bond in an aggravated-assault case after allegedly charging at a teen with a tire iron.
JUPITER — The man who was shot last month at Jupiter Beach Park by a teen he allegedly attacked with a tire iron is back in the Palm Beach County Jail, this time on DUI charges.
Jupiter police stopped Christopher Talabac, 34, shortly before 1 a.m. Wednesday near Central Boulevard and West Indiantown Road after watching him run a stop sign and swerve across lanes.
The Tequesta man’s eyes were glassy and bloodshot, an officer noted. His movements appeared lethargic.
Talabac refused to do a field-sobriety test or to give a breath sample. He was arrested for driving with a suspended license and while under the influence.
He is being held in the Palm Beach County Jail in lieu of $3,000 bail.
That arrest comes less than two weeks after Circuit Court Judge Kirk Volker agreed to lower Talabac’s bail to $5,000 from $50,000 in the aggravated assault case stemming from the July 25 confrontation at the beach, just south of the Jupiter Inlet.
Volker ordered that Talabac not have or consume any alcohol or drugs without a valid prescription. He was ordered that Talabac undergo random testing for drugs and alcohol.
Witnesses told police last month that Talabac was "bumping music," screaming profanities and claiming he wanted to fight when he arrived at the beach parking lot.
When a 19-year-old stepped in to help, Talabac grabbed a tire iron from his car and charged toward the teen, witnesses said.
The teenager fired a single shot into Talabac’s abdomen, a shot in self-defense, police determined. The teen is not facing charges.
Palm Beach County court records show that Jupiter police arrested Talabac last year on a disorderly intoxication charge after stumbling in front of traffic on Alternate State Road A1A near Sawfish Bay Park. He has previous drug convictions as well, records show.