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November 7, 2013
A woman wearing “zombie” contact lenses and dressed as a “pig in a nude color bathing suit” for Halloween was arrested and charged with driving under the influence last week, according to an arrest report.
The 26-year-old Orlando woman, a water-sports athlete, was pulled over around 2 a.m. Friday for driving a Chevy Cavalier erratically on Orange Avenue, according to the report.
The woman, whose occupation is a wake skater, allegedly failed sobriety tests after she was stopped by a police officer.
She apparently agreed to a breath test that registered her blood-alcohol level at .120 and .121 more than an hour after she was pulled over.
The legal limit for Florida drivers is .08.
It is unknown where the woman was going or where she was coming from when she was pulled over.
According to reports, the arresting officer spotted her driving southbound on Orange Avenue north of Holden Avenue at 1:55 a.m. The officer claims he observed her car weaving in and out of traffic for several miles.
The deputy said the woman had an odor of alcohol on her, red eyes, slurred speech and apparently admitted to consuming alcohol.
The woman was asked to perform field-sobriety tests, and was arrested after she allegedly failed these tests.
The report indicated the woman was wearing zombie contact lenses and was dressed as a pig in a nude colored bathing suit.
She was taken to the Orange County DUI Center, where breath tests were taken just after 3 a.m.
The woman was then transported to the county jail.
Halloween is a big social holiday that is not just for kids. Many adults love to don elaborate costumes and hit up parties or local drinking establishments for a fun night out. However, sometimes partying can lead to criminal charges, including driving under the influence. If you were charged with a DUI offense on Halloween, or any day for that matter, an Orange County DUI Defense Lawyer at Whittel & Melton can help you defeat these charges. As former prosecutors, we have handled hundreds of DUI-related cases and can apply our experience to work for you, making sure your rights are protected and that you receive the most favorable outcome for your unique situation. We can immediately begin examining the police investigation and fight to have your case reduced or dismissed.
A DUI can be costly, and not just to your wallet. You may have to spend time in jail, which can disrupt your family life and your career. It is possible that you will have to pay heavy fines and your insurance can also skyrocket after a DUI arrest. A conviction for DUI can stain your criminal record, ultimately affecting your reputation and future job options. If you or someone you love has been arrested and charged with DUI in Orlando, Apopka, Maitland, Windermere, Winter Garden, Winter Park or the surrounding areas, please contact an Orange County DUI Defense Attorney at Whittel & Melton today online or call us statewide and toll-free at 866-608-5529.