September 28, 2023
Karen Saunders

Villager who had “a couple of beers” was arrested after driving very slowly on U.S. Hwy. 27/441.

Karen Lee Saunders, 57, of the Village of Santo Domingo, was driving a automotive at 2:40 a.m. Saturday at “a really gradual charge of velocity with no seen lights on the rear of the automobile,” in line with an arrest report from the Fruitland Park Police Division. A site visitors cease was initiated on the intersection of U.S. Hwy. 27/441 and County Highway 466A.

Whereas the officer was talking with Saunders, he “might detect the odor of alcohol emanating from the automobile, made stronger whereas she was talking,” the report stated. The officer requested Saunders if she’d been ingesting. She admitted she had consumed “a couple of beers.”

Saunders’ poor efficiency in area sobriety workout routines led the officer to conclude she had been driving impaired. She offered breath samples that registered .152 and .148 blood alcohol content material.

She was arrested on a cost of driving underneath the affect. She was booked on the Lake County Jail and launched after posting $1,000 bond.