DeFUNIAK SPRINGS — A 19-year-old woman was arrested for driving under the influence after a deputy caught her driving erratically.
A Walton County sheriff’s deputy responded to a call about a reckless driver on U.S. Highway 331. He was able to catch up to the vehicle and noticed that the driver was unable to stay in one lane.
The deputy pulled the vehicle over. The driver seemed nervous and said she was texting and driving, which is why she swerved.
She was unable to give the deputy her license, but gave him her vehicle registration. She said she was coming from her parents’ house in Niceville. According to the arrest report, the deputy couldn’t smell alcohol coming from the woman or the vehicle.
When the woman got out of the vehicle, she almost fell over. She agreed to do field sobriety tests, but it started raining so the deputy moved her to the parking lot of Lowes in DeFuniak Springs.
She was unable to pass the tests, so she was taken to the jail. Once there, she took a breath test and it came back negative.
She refused to give a urine sample. She said she was at a party earlier that week and may have taken something that would show up on the sample.