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Woman belts beer
Originally Posted by WKMG news
Police: Woman Driver Puts Seatbelt Around Case Of Beer, Not Toddler
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- A St. Augustine woman pulled over when a deputy saw her run a red light had a case of beer belted in her front seat, but a young child unrestrained in the same vehicle, according to the arrest report.
The deputy who pulled over Tina Williams in the 1700 block of U.*. 1 South about 4:30 p.m. Sunday reported smelling a strong odor of alcohol coming from the car, according to WJXT. When he asked Tina Williams for a driver'* license, she replied, "I never had one."
According to the police report, a 24-pack of beer in the front passenger seat of her car was restrained by a seat belt, but a 16-month-old girl was not in a child seat or safety belt. A 19-year-old woman was also in the back seat.
Police said Williams had bloodshot and watery eyes and staggered when she got out of the vehicle. Asked if she'd been drinking, she told the deputy, "I had a few."
Williams failed a field sobriety test but refused to take a Breathalyzer.
After Williams was taken into custody, two metal pipes were found in her purse.
Williams was charged with DUI, child endangerment, driving without a license, running a red light and failure to use a child restraint. The suspected drug paraphernalia was placed into evidence.