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Video: Drunk driver crashes into parked patrol car, police say

Suspect admitting to drinking wine, taking prescription pills

DAYTONA BEACH SHORES, Fla. – A driver who admitted to drinking multiple glasses of wine along with her prescription medication crashed into a parked patrol car as two teenage girls were standing outside of it, according to the Daytona Beach Shores Public Safety Department.

Officers were speaking with two teenage girls involved in a retail theft on Atlantic Avenue around 2:45 a.m. Monday when a white Volkswagen crashed into the parked patrol car, records show.

Body camera video from the incident shows one of the girls who was leaned against the hood of the patrol car fell to the concrete as a result of the crash. Police said the two girls were shaken up but not seriously injured.

As police were speaking with the driver, 26-year-old Brittney Loveless, they said they noticed that her breath smelled like alcohol and she couldn’t stand up straight without supporting herself against a nearby palm tree.

Records show that after she failed a field sobriety test, Loveless admitted to drinking about four glasses of wine between 7:30 p.m. and 2 a.m. and before that, she took two prescription medications that are not supposed to be mixed with alcohol.

A blood alcohol content test performed at 5:02 a.m. yielded results of 0.113 and a second test performed a few minutes later yielded results of 0.116, according to the affidavit.

She was arrested on charges of DUI and DUI with property damage.

Police said the patrol car was totaled.


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