As Indian River Deputy Scott Carmine described the tableau that greeted him Wednesday afternoon in Sebastian, the situation required minimal sleuthing.
After all, a 2002 four-door Mitsubishi stuck in Community Baptist Church’s entrance flower bed with fron- end damage, the engine running and driver appearing passed out tells the tale.
But legality requires more confirmation than the obvious. So Carmine woke the driver, Sebastian’s 49-year-old Kimberley Haller, and noted her glassy eyes and alcohol odor. Carmine’s report also says he helped paramedics get Haller out of the car. She couldn’t stand independently.
Carmine saw a bent stop sign that went with the front end damage on the Mitsubishi and tire tracks that went with a failed attempt at turning into the church entrance. Haller was booked on misdemeanor DUI with property damage.
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Later, at the Indian River County Jail, Carmine conducted and video-recorded the field sobriety test. Haller attempted the one-leg stand, Carmine reported. She failed.
“(Rhymes with “puck”) it! I’m drunk and I don’t want to do any more tests.”