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Police: Drunk woman drove vehicle missing tire into jail lot

Jan. 21, 2014 at 2:04 PM

GAINESVILLE, Fla., Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Police said a woman arrested on a drunken driving charge allegedly drove her freshly crashed vehicle, which was missing a tire, into a Florida jail parking lot.

The Gainesville Police Department said Brielle Irene Watkins, 33, pulled her silver Ford Escape into the Alachua County Jail parking lot and jail staff noticed the vehicle had what appeared to be fresh crash damage to its right side and was completely missing its right rear tire, the Gainesville Sun reported Tuesday.

Jail workers contacted police, who determined Watkins was showing signs of impairment. She was arrested after failing a field sobriety test and police measured her blood alcohol content at .222 and .215, nearly three times the legal limit in Florida, the newspaper said.

Watkins was charged with driving under the influence and was being held Monday afternoon at the same jail she drove up to.

The police report did not say how Watkins' car was damaged or whether she knew she was driving onto jail property.

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