A lady stated to be driving drunk on St. Thomas instructed police after she crashed into one other automobile that “she moved to the island as a result of she believed she might get away with driving whereas intoxicated,” in response to an affidavit filed by V.I. Police.
Kalee Suzanne Woodall, 26, was arrested Sept. 30 and launched after posting $500 bail. She was ordered to look in V.I. Superior Courtroom for her advice-of-rights listening to Wednesday.
The crash occurred at round 4:21 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 30 on Emile Francis Memorial Drive between Sugar Bay and Level Nice resorts.
Officers arrived to seek out “an auto collision blocking visitors,” involving a black Jeep Wrangler truck and a white Toyota Highlander, in response to the affidavit. No accidents had been reported.
The driving force of the Jeep instructed police he was headed west when the Toyota got here rushing up, and when he stopped for different autos, “the girl within the white Toyota bumped into the again of his Jeep,” in response to the affidavit.
The driving force known as 911 after he stated the lady smelled of alcohol, and “was making an attempt to go away the scene of the collision.”
Police stated “Woodall fled the scene on foot and was picked up by a good friend who was recognized solely by the identify Paige,” and police tracked her all the way down to the realm of Group Baptist Church, in response to the affidavit.
Woodall stated she’d been ingesting on the seashore and if the opposite driver “didn’t minimize her off, she would have made it residence to Tillett Gardens as a result of she was drunk and simply wished to go residence and chill out,” in response to the affidavit.
Woodall stated she deserted her automobile within the highway and fled “as a result of she didn’t need to be arrested.”
As well as, “Woodall additional said that she moved to the island as a result of she believed she might get away with driving whereas intoxicated. In spite of everything, they’ve open container legal guidelines, and we don’t care about stuff like that,” in response to the affidavit.
Police handcuffed Woodall and returned her to the scene the place they administered commonplace discipline sobriety checks — all of which she reportedly failed.
Woodall agreed to a chemical take a look at of her blood alcohol content material, which registered 0.27%, greater than thrice the authorized restrict of 0.08%, police stated.
Police charged Woodall with driving drunk, working a automobile with an unlawful blood alcohol content material, leaving the scene of an auto collision, and negligent driving.
The Justice Division is pursuing solely the alcohol-related prices, in response to court docket paperwork.
In court docket Wednesday, Justice of the Peace Choose Henry Carr III ordered Woodall to give up her Georgia driver’s license, and admonished her for failing to acquire a Virgin Islands license after establishing residency within the territory.
Carr saved bail at $500 and ordered Woodall to not drive.