1-800-ASK-GARY founder traveling 100 mph, Manatee County deputies say

Last Updated: Thursday, February 08, 2018, 11:04 AM EST

The man who founded 1-800-ASK-GARY was arrested in Manatee County and charged with DUI.

  • Gary Kompothecras charged Thursday morning
  • Deputies say he was traveling 100 mph, failed sobriety test
  • He founded company 1-800-ASK-GARY

The Manatee County Sheriff's Office said a vehicle driven by Gary Kompothecras, 57, was traveling 100 mph early Thursday on the JD Young Bridge in Bradenton.

The vehicle was stopped, and a deputy "could smell the odor of an alcoholic beverage" from the vehicle.

Kompothecras was instructed to do a number of tests that he failed, and he was placed under arrest, according to an arrest report.

He also refused to provide a breath sample, authorities said.

He was taken to the Manatee County Jail.

Kompothecras has a son, Alex, who stars on the MTV reality show Siesta Key.

The website for 1-800-ASK-GARY refers to the company as "an attorney and medical referral service for people involved in an auto accident or other type of personal injury in Florida."