Drunk Driver Arrested Following Sarasota Car Accident

A resident of Sarasota has been arrested for driving under the influence as well as other charges after apparently causing a car accident on Main Street.

According to Sarasota Police, 48-year-old Jacqueline Lee Azevedo had more than than double the legal limit of alcohol in her system to be driving when a blood alcohol test was administered following the collision.

Azevdeo was allegedly heading east on Main Street in Sarasota, Florida when she shifted her vehicle into reverse and collided with a nearby vehicle. Following the collision, Azevedo abandoned the scene of the accident and pulled into a nearby parking garage.

When police officers arrived on the scene, they soon found Azevedo on the 3rd floor of the parking garage. Azevedo was taken into custody by officers at approximately midnight on Saturday.

After administering multiple breath tests at the jail, authorities determined that she had been driving with a blood alcohol level of 0.17. According to Florida state law, a driver is legally impaired if he or she has a blood alcohol level of 0.08 or higher.

According to police reports, Azevdeo was held on three charges related to the Sarasota car accident. These charges included a hit and run, DUI involving property damage and DUI with a blood alcohol level of 0.15 or higher.



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