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DUI suspect blames crash on cat crossing the road

Ashley Moon
Ashley Moon

A Leesburg woman blamed a cat who was crossing the road early Tuesday night for causing her to crash into a bush.

A Leesburg police officer was dispatched to the 1000 block of Perkins Street when a citizen reported an accident. The officer found 31-year-old Ashley Sharon Moon standing beside a gold GMC sport utility vehicle which had struck a large bush. Moon told the officer she was on her way home from the Shamrock Bar in Leesburg when a cat ran into the road. She said she swerved her vehicle to miss the cat and ended up in the bush.

After completing the accident report, the officer asked Moon if she had been drinking. She said she drank four Bud Light beers, two shots of Fireball and one shot of Jagermeister, according to the arrest report. Moon performed poorly on standardized field sobriety exercises and was placed under arrest.

During processing at the Leesburg Police Department she provided two breath samples which revealed blood alcohol levels of .263 and .253. Moon was booked at the Lake County Jail and released after posting $1,000 bond.

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