A A Port Richey woman and current student at a Tampa bartending school was stopped by deputies last week on suspicion of driving drunk in Hudson and registering a blood-alcohol content of three times the Florida legal limit.
The 24-year-old woman was driving on U.S. 19 early in the morning of August 1 when she attracted the attention of deputies of the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office. Initially stopped for driving with an expired license plate, officers came to doubt her sobriety and requested that she emerge from the vehicle.
Deputies say she performed poorly during field sobriety tests and initially refused to submit to a breath test for alcohol. However, upon being again asked, she acquiesced. Two breath tests allegedly registered blood-alcohol contents of 0.247% and 0.254%, both of which are well in excess of Florida’s statutory presumption of impairment, which is 0.08%.
The Tampa native was booked into the Pasco County Jail just after sunrise on a single count of driving under the influence. She was released around noon the same day on her own recognizance.
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