A Bowie resident has been arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI) after she refused to submit to a field test for breath alcohol concentration. According to the City of Bowie Police Department, the arrest took place at approximately 2:00 a.m. at the 300 block of Jennings Mill Drive in Bowie, Maryland.
An officer was on the scene of a crime waiting for the Prince George’s County’s K9 Unit when he allegedly saw an Acura Legend travel north on Jennings Mill Drive, leave the street, and strike both a telecommunications box and a street light pole. There was heavy damage to the Acura’s front end. The Acura Legend bore a Maryland registration license plate.
PFC Booth proceeded to conduct a traffic stop of the Acura at Central Avenue and Jennings Mill Drive. As the officer came close to the car, he reportedly observed that the strong odor of alcohol on the driver’s breath was present. He also noticed that the driver’s speech was slurred, her face was flushed and her eyes were glassy.
When the officer ordered the driver to get out of her vehicle the driver allegedly lost her balance and stumbled. The officer then proceeded to conduct a standardized field sobriety test on the driver. She failed the test and was placed under arrest for suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol. The driver was asked to submit to a breath alcohol concentration test; she refused to comply. At that time she was taken to the Bowie Police Station.
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