DUI Suspect Consumed 2 Bud Light Beers Before Crash, According to Police

The suspect in a DUI case had reportedly consumed ‘2 Bud Light draft beers about 3 hours before the accident,’ as per police declarations. The incident, penned down by LENNY COHEN from The National Desk, unfolded on Tuesday, Apr 2nd 2024. The suspect, Jessica Maria Rivera, had a history of run-ins with law enforcement, with prior arrests in 2019, 2020, and 2024. She had also faced charges in 2013, 2017, and 2018.

The accident occurred in Groveland, Florida, when Rivera was found tailgating another car resulting in a rear-end collision, leading to a DUI charge. This wasn’t her first DUI charge or arrest. The police report states that an officer had spotted two cars parked median-bound. He deduced that Rivera’s Subaru impeded too close to the Dodge in front, thus hitting its rear bumper. Post the completion of the crash investigation, Rivera was informed about the impending DUI investigation.

The arrest report also highlights the suspect’s physical state at the time, indicating bloodshot eyes, glassy gaze, and slurring speech patterns. As her words conveyed a noticeable scent of an alcoholic beverage, she admitted to having consumed two drafts of Bud Light about three hours before the accident. Unsurprisingly, Rivera was arrested for DUI with property damage and was transported to jail where she declined a breath test. Her charges also included careless driving, and it was recorded that she had a prior DUI conviction.

On January 4, 2013, Rivera had previous charges for DUI and possession of a small amount of cannabis. Although a no-contest plea was recorded for both charges on April 16, in 2017, she was found guilty for possession of clonazepam and opted for a no-contest on a battery charge. The year 2018 saw her pleading no-contest again for reckless alcohol-induced driving.

The following year, Rivera was slapped with multiple charges, including 23 counts of fraudulent use of personal identification information, three counts of grand theft varying from $750 to $20,000, and one count of petit theft of an amount ranging from $100 to $750. Furthermore, just four months before her most recent arrest, the 32-year-old suspect had pleaded guilty to knowingly driving with a suspended license.

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