On the afternoon of September 24, a 60-year-old woman was driving down Highway 1 in a red Range Rover SUV in Key West, Florida. Other drivers on the road assessed the woman’s driving as being reckless, and someone called the authorities to report the situation.
Just after 3:00 PM, deputies from the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office went to the area where the caller reported seeing the vehicle. They spotted a Range Rover matching the given description, and they allegedly saw the vehicle veering in and out of its designated lane.
The deputies performed a traffic stop, and the woman pulled over without incident. When the deputies approached the SUV and began to talk to her, they said the woman reeked of alcohol. They asserted that she was driving under the influence.
After she refused to take a breath test, the woman was placed in the back of the police vehicle. She reportedly struggled and resisted and tried to take off her seat belt.
She was transported to the Plantation Key Jail, where the woman allegedly continued to resist the authorities. It was reported that she kicked one corrections deputy and bit a second one. The woman was incarcerated, and she is facing preliminary charges of DUI and battery on a law enforcement officer. She was released from custody the following evening after posting a $10,000 bond.
It was reported that no one was injured during the incident, and the woman’s alleged bite did not break through the deputy’s skin.
If you or someone you love is suspected of a DUI, assault, or battery offense, contact Orange County criminal defense lawyer Staycie R. Sena at (949) 477-8088 for a consultation now.