Reeking of alcohol and unable to stand, Jennifer L. Dworak told a deputy that she had only consumed one pitcher of Yuengling beer, records show.
And, a report noted, she said she didn’t feel intoxicated.
But Dworak’s unpaid bill at Houligan’s in Ormond Beach — nearly $100 — and her reported boozy behavior outside of the pub provide contrasting versions of what happened Thursday.
The manager of the pub at 1643 N. U.S. Highway said the 36-year-old Palm Coast resident tried to drive away in her green Subaru after 11 p.m. without paying her $96.68 bar bill, according to her arrest report.
The bill, according to the manager, was for two pitchers of Yuengling, one double Bacardi drink, one Jack Daniels, eight Kamikaze drinks and one Philly cheese steak.
A deputy with the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office was called to the pub and found Dworak behind the wheel of her car with the pub’s manager nearby.
She got out of the vehicle at the deputy’s request and almost immediately fell down. She “reeked of alcohol” and had glassy, watery and bloodshot eyes, her arrest report said.
She agreed to pay her bill but her credit card was declined due to insufficient funds. She said she had no other way to pay and the manager said he wanted to press charges.
Then the deputy said he was investigating her for driving under the influence.
She failed field sobriety tests, refused to give a breath sample and stopped answering questions.
The deputy checked her license and found it was cancelled indefinitely on Feb. 2 after three DUI convictions in 2007, 2008 and in December.
She was taken into custody and placed in a holding cell in a Sheriff’s Office facility.
Police say that a baby pulled a bag of cocaine out of Candyce Harden’s shirt during a traffic stop.
That’s where she suddenly fell down and stopped moving. She was hospitalized and then medically cleared and later booked into the Volusia County Branch Jail.
She was charged with DUI, defrauding an inkeeper and operating a vehicle without a valid license.