FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla., April 8 (UPI) -- Sheriff's deputies in Florida said a 19-year-old woman who asked for a ride home was arrested after opening a can of malt liquor in the back of the patrol car.
The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office said Tasha Lee Cantrell, 19, asked Deputy Mitchell Landis for a ride to her Fort Walton Beach home after her friend was pulled over and arrested for driving under the influence, TheSmokingGun.com reported Thursday.
The police report said Landis heard Cantrell "open a can of some sort" while in the back of his cruiser.
"As I looked at my in-car video, I observed Cantrell drinking out of an unknown can," Landis wrote.
Landis wrote he stopped the car and Cantrell attempted to hide the can between her legs. He identified the can as containing Steel Reserve, a malt liquor with high alcohol content.
Cantrell was arrested and charged with misdemeanor underage drinking.