When a Charlotte County deputy managed to pull her over near Tamiami Trail and Bayshore Road the deputy said she had already taken the pickup truck over the median and almost hit traffic as she made a right hand turn.
Mannino failed a field sobriety test and her blood alcohol registered three times the legal limit at .025.
Compounding her situation, her 12-year-old daughter and 10-year-old son were in the car at the time. The daughter, according to the arrest record, was so concerned she called her father.
There was an open container of vodka inside the truck’s cab that the arresting deputy said contributed to the evidence she had been driving while she was driving the pickup.
This was Mannino’s second DUI charge in less than two years according to jail records. In addition to the DUI, Mannino was charged with child neglect without great bodily harm.
The children were turned over to their guardian who showed up at the scene and took them away.
She remains in Charlotte County jail without bond.