Woman caught on video allegedly eating marijuana evidence during DUI arrest

Tavish Smith's misdemeanor charges were bumped up to a felony because of the video.
By Evan Bleier Follow @itishowitis Contact the Author   |   June 24, 2014 at 8:29 AM

BREVARD COUNTY , Fla., June 24 (UPI) -- A Florida woman was caught on surveillance video attempting to eat a bag full of marijuana during an arrest for DUI.

Tavish Smith was pulled over on suspicion of DUI after she allegedly crashed her truck two times and was seen driving the wrong way. During the stop, officers searched the vehicle and discovered a sandwich bag full of marijuana.

After the suspect was placed in the back of a squad car, she asked the officer to go get her flip-flops from her truck. Smith was then able to wriggle out of her handcuffs and grab the bag from the front seat of the squad car. She then quickly chowed down on its contents.

"My car's smelling like the stuff you had in your seat," the arresting trooper says in the video. "I hope that's not why this marijuana bag was open over here. Bags of weed just don't go missing inside a police car. And I've got it all on video."

Smith denied eating the pot, but she allegedly left marijuana crumbs everywhere. The 45-year-old allegedly ate about 12 grams of grass.

According to WTSP, "at the moment she eats the evidence, her misdemeanor charges for minor hit-and-run, DUI and marijuana possession bump up to a felony."

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