The Bizarre World of Florida

Brandon woman gets three DUI’s in 6 days May 11, 2015

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It took three strikes, but a Brandon woman is finally off the roads after she was arrested three times in six days for DUI this past week.

635665962091076907-Jennifer-Yi-Bk-15016886Jennifer Yi, 31, was first arrested by Hillsborough Sheriff’s deputies on April 30 around 5 p.m. on Brandon Boulevard. She refused to take a BAC and urine tests and was released on May 1 at 8 a.m. on $500 bond.

She was out only a few hours when she was arrested again on Brandon Boulevard for DUI and, again, refused to take a BAC and urine test. She was released the next morning at 3:37 a.m. on $500 surety bond.

Then, on May 5, she was pulled over again a few doors from her home on Camella Dr. E. around 12:45 a.m. and arrested for DUI with property damage. For a third time, she refused a BAC and urine test.

She is currently being held without bond.

Yi works as a pricing coordinator for Coca-Cola.


Drunken man with ‘666’ tat on face raised Cain in church May 7, 2015

michael-holmanA Holt man faces charges after allegedly entering First Assembly of God and yelling profanities before attempting to walk down State Road 4.

An Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office deputy attending the April 29 church service was concerned for the safety of Michael Holman, who smelled of alcohol and was having trouble keeping his balance as he walked toward the road, according to an OCSO news release.

However, when he attempted to make contact with Holman, the 44-year-old became aggressive and would not remove his hands from his pockets.

He then threatened to take the deputy’s firearm and kill him and lunged toward the officer, according to the OCSO.

Holman is charged with disorderly intoxication and threatening a public servant.


Super drunk woman tried to pick up kids from school April 30, 2015

A drunk woman tried to pick up children from a Kissimmee school on Monday, according to the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies said the incident was reported around 4:39 p.m. at Highlands Elementary School after a school employee said a parent waiting in her car appeared to be intoxicated.

7607441_GCarlhie Thompson, 32, was with four children, ages 2-11 years old, deputies said.

Investigators said Thompson’s eyes were bloodshot and that they smelled alcohol on her breath.

Deputies said when the responding officer arrived at the school, he saw people surrounding Thompson’s car, physically stopping her from leaving with the children.

“When they realized that she could possibly be intoxicated, they did the right thing by notifying law enforcement and trying to get the lady to not leave the area,” Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Twis Lizasuian said.

She was arrested and charged with driving under the influence and four counts of child neglect.

“Not only was she irresponsible, what she did was criminal and that was the reason that she was charged,” Lizasuian said.

Deputies said the Breathalyzer test revealed Thompson was three times over the legal limit.

The judge set her bond at $1,300. Thompson remained in jail Tuesday night.

If released from jail, Thompson is ordered to not drive and not drink.


Sheriff’s deputy arrested for DUI April 23, 2015


An Orange County sheriff’s deputy was arrested on charges of driving under the influence, according to authorities.

Florida Highway Patrol said Deputy Gregory Popp was arrested early Sunday morning on State Road 528 near Dallas Boulevard driving home from a Jimmy Buffett concert in Tampa.

Troopers said Popp told them that he had been drinking since 10 a.m. at the concert, which was at 8 p.m. He told troopers that he was trying to get everyone home.

According to the report, Popp’s passenger had nothing to drink for several hours, and her blood-alcohol level was zero.

Popp has since been relieved of his law enforcement duties, credentials and firearms, pending an internal investigation.

Popp has been with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office since 2007 and was assigned to the Agricultural Marine Unit, the Sheriff’s Office said.

He was released from jail on Monday morning.


Crowd stopped drunken driver suspect from fleeing crash with beer truck April 22, 2015

A highly intoxicated Leesburg man backed his pickup truck into a beer truck and was stopped from leaving the scene by a bunch of onlookers, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office said.

553137649eb81.imageBradley Deneen, 48, was taken to the hospital for observation because jail personnel became concerned when a breath test showed him having nearly four times the legal level of alcohol in his system, an arrest affidavit states.

A sheriff’s deputy said he responded to a report of a drunk driver in the area of Picciola Road and Park Holland Road at about 4:45 p.m. Thursday. He arrived on the scene to see Denee’s truck stopped in the northbound lane of Picciola Road with several people standing around it.

The people said they saw Deneen back into a beer truck at a nearby convenience store and try to drive away.

“They observed the defendant was highly intoxicated … and therefore managed to get the defendant to stop his truck a short distance from the crash (approximately one block away), then notified law enforcement,” the affidavit states.

A passenger in the truck said the people prevented Deneen from driving away by standing in front of his truck until law enforcement arrived. Inside the truck, the deputy said he found a bottle of vodka.

Deneen was charged with DUI after he refused to perform field sobriety tests, but he did agree to take a breath test at the Lake County Jail, the affidavit states. His first reading was a .316, or nearly four times the legal limit.

Deneen failed to complete two subsequent tests and was taken to Florida Hospital Waterman because the jail staff was concerned about the amount of alcohol in his system, the affidavit states. After being cleared by the medical staff, Deneen was booked into the Lake County Jail.


Drunken man urinated in hotel ice machine


A man from England has been charged after he was accused of urinating in an ice machine at Hard Rock Hotel, according to the Orlando Police Department.

The incident happened around 12 a.m. Tuesday at the hotel at 5800 Universal Blvd.

A security officer told police that he was approached by a guest in the lobby who informed him there was a very intoxicated guest in the hotel. The security officer was taken by the guest to the intoxicated person, identified by police as Andrew Wood, 41.

The security officer approached Wood and saw him urinating in an ice machine, the arrest report said.

Police said the security officer attempted several times to get the guest to identify himself and tell him what room he was staying in.

The guest refused to identify himself and became very uncooperative and combative, and was becoming very loud and disturbing hotel guests, according to Orlando police. That is when the security officer called Orlando police.

When police arrived, an officer noticed Wood was extremely intoxicated, with the odor of alcohol emanating from him, and was having random outbursts, authorities said.

The police officer told Wood to stay in his hotel room for the night because of his actions or he would be placed under arrest for disorderly conduct in a public establishment. Police said Wood refused to stay in his room and continued to be disruptive in the hallway.

Wood was then arrested and taken to jail, where he continued to be disruptive in the jail and was booked by jail staff, police said.

Local 6 has learned Wood has posted bond, which was set at $1,000.


‘Hot’ woman drives wearing nothing but her underwear April 11, 2015

An 18-year-old woman who was driving with no clothes on told Fort Pierce police it was “real, real, real, real, real, real hot.”

Ruffolo_Niomie_mugThe case began shortly before 11 p.m. March 20 as police spotted a Volkswagen on Seaway Drive traveling without the headlights on, an affidavit states.Investigators wound up throwing her in the cooler – the St. Lucie County jail – on a DUI charge after she took field sobriety exercises.

Police stopped the VW and spoke to the driver, Niomie Ruffolo, of Lake City. She was sweating, and her pupils were dilated.

“I noticed that she was not wearing any clothing,” the affidavit states.

Police asked her to get out of the VW, and she put on a sweatshirt.

“As she exited, I could tell that she was only wearing her underwear,” the affidavit states.

Ruffolo denied boozing or taking drugs.

Asked what was wrong with her headlights, Ruffolo said, “one light is out.”

“A Volkswagen is a German car … you just can’t find a dealership … you have to go to a Volkswagen type of dealership,” Ruffolo is quoted as saying. “Where’s one, in Gainesville, I don’t know.”

Police told her a Volkswagen dealership is in Fort Pierce on South U.S. 1.

When queried as to why her sweater was on inside out and backwards, Ruffolo said, “Because I’m in underwear and a bra, because it’s real, real, real, real, real, real hot.”

A specific temperature reading of “real, real, real, real, real, real hot” was not listed.

Ruffolo then said she no longer was hot. She had abrasions and an apparent black eye, and she said she was “jumped” the day before.

Ruffolo took field sobriety exercises and was jailed on a DUI charge.

Breath tests measured no alcohol in her blood, which police described as “not consistent with her level of impairment.”

Investigators got a urine sample for analysis.

It could be argued that Ruffolo may benefit from a “real, real, real, real, real, real” good lawyer.



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