An Apopka woman pulled over for speeding in Leesburg early Tuesday was charged with DUI.
Shortly after 1 a.m., a Fruitland Park police officer observed a white Chevrolet SUV traveling at a high speed on U.S. Highway 27/441. Radar measured the vehicle’s speed at 61 mph in a 45-mph zone, according to the arrest report.
The officer initiated a traffic stop and the driver – 42-year-old Brandy Sue Roe – pulled into the parking lot of the Denny’s restaurant at the intersection of Highway 27/441 and Citrus Boulevard. The officer told Roe the reason she was stopped and asked for her license and registration, the report said.
While Roe searched for her information, the officer asked her where she was driving from. Roe said she was coming from the “Summerfield or Fruitland Park area,” which the report noted were not connected cities. Roe further explained she was dropping off a friend she picked up in Leesburg. When asked where in Leesburg, she replied “Circle K or Walmart,” according to the report.
Roe then asked the officer what he originally asked her for before recalling she was looking for her license. As she spoke, the officer noticed that her speech was slurred, and the odor of alcoholic beverages was on her breath. This prompted him to ask Roe if she had been drinking, to which she replied she had not. Roe then participated in field sobriety exercises at the officer’s request, the report said.
Due to Roe’s performance during the exercises, the officer concluded she was driving under the influence. Roe provided two breath samples and both came back with alcohol levels of .124. She was taken to the Lake County Jail, where her bond was set at $1,000.