A Florida lady who was presupposed to be a designated driver throughout an evening out grew to become intoxicated and hit three parked automobiles over the weekend after leaving a bar, authorities stated.
Melanie Esclera, 40, had a blood alcohol content material twice the authorized restrict when she was examined by police following the string of crashes simply earlier than 1 a.m. Sunday in Port St. Lucie.
When officers arrived on the scene, the engine compartment of her 2010 sedan caught fireplace.
Officers extinguished the blaze.
Esclera allegedly instructed the officers she had simply left a bar, the place she was presupposed to be a chosen driver. Inside her automotive, they discovered an empty bottle of Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey within the entrance seat, police stated.
She was arrested for suspicion of driving underneath the affect.
In a separate incident, additionally in Port St. Lucie, authorities discovered a driver handed out of their automobile. The automotive was in reverse and was backed right into a cease signal. In a 3rd incident that evening in the identical metropolis, one other driver was arrested for driving underneath the affect going 72 mph in a forty five mph zone, police stated.
The police stated there have been many classes to study from the arrests, together with not driving whereas underneath the affect of any substance.
“Additionally, you probably have a chosen driver, ensure they do not drink,” the police stated.