- October 20, 2011
10:13 p.m. — Intersection of Ocean Boulevard and Higel Avenue. Driving Under the Influence. A deputy pulled over a woman who was driving erratically and tailgating a taxi. The officer could smell alcohol on the woman’s breath and asked her to step out of the vehicle to confirm. The woman said she could not perform the field sobriety test because she is a tennis player.
DON’T COUNT ON HER
2:07 a.m. — Intersection of Ocean Boulevard and Higel Avenue. Driving Under the Influence. A woman ran a stop sign and slurred her speech when pulled over by a deputy. When the officer requested the woman count from 13 to 29 as part of a field sobriety test, she repeated 16, 17, and 18. The deputy described the state of her clothing as “disorderly.”
11:53 p.m. — 900 block of Beach Road. Battery. Two men told deputies someone hit them in the head with an aluminum baseball bat while they were trying to break up a fight. One of the men needed stitches, and neither saw what the assailant looked like.
12:01 a.m. — 900 block of Beach Road. Obstruction of Justice Without Violence. A man began swinging his fists at another person and ran away when a deputy told him to stop fighting. The officer used his Taser twice to subdue the man.
1 p.m. — 6400 block of Midnight Pass Road. Petit Theft. A man reported his $400 bicycle was stolen. He told deputies that it was unlocked.
THANKS FOR NOTHING
1:22 p.m. — 4100 block of St. Albans Avenue. Identity Theft. A woman told deputies that someone used her name and address to contribute $200 to a candidate’s campaign. She discovered the ruse when she received a thank-you letter from the candidate. She said she wanted to make sure to document the situation because she plans to run for public office.
9:30 p.m. — Beach Access 5. Property Damage. A deputy filed a report of damage to his patrol car, after he backed the vehicle into a tree. The tree caused minor damage to the car’s bumper and chipped away some white paint.
HINDSIGHT IS 20/20
2:16 a.m. — 300 block of Avenida De Mayo. Driving Under the Influence. A man nearly backed his car into a deputy’s vehicle, then told the officer he had had “too much” to drink. When asked how much was too much, the man replied, “too much to drive.”