Napping behind the wheel results in drug charges

Posted 4/13/21

After reportedly napping in the middle of a cul-de-sac, a local woman was charged with DUI and multiple counts of drug possession.

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Napping behind the wheel results in drug charges

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OKEECHOBEE - After reportedly napping in the middle of a cul-de-sac, a local woman was charged with DUI and multiple counts of drug possession. At approximately 11:15 p.m. on April 7, Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Deputy Dan Franklin was dispatched to the area of 2800 Southeast 21st Court in reference to a suspicious vehicle. The caller said the vehicle pulled up, stopped in the middle of the cul-de-sac and sat there with lights on and motor running.

According to Franklin’s report, he approached the driver’s side window and tried to get her attention. Her head was bent forward and she appeared to be sleeping. He asked her several times if she was OK, but she did not respond. Finally, he reached in the window and shook her shoulder. He asked her if she needed help, and she appeared confused, telling him she was in the area to pick up a friend but got lost and fell asleep. The woman identified herself as Amanda Davis, 38.

Because she was found passed out behind the wheel on a public road and due to her apparent confusion, she was asked to attempt some field sobriety exercises and agreed. Afterward, she was arrested on a DUI charge.

Cpl. Max Waldron asked for permission to search her vehicle, and she agreed. After the search, Davis was charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of fentanyl, possession of Xanax without a prescription, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of Adderall without a prescription. Bond was set at $17,000.

DUI, OCSO, narcotics

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