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Boca Raton’s Helene Barbagallo Jailed On DUI, Drug Charges

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Helene Barbagallo, Courtesy Palm Beach County Jail.

BY: STAFF REPORT | BocaNewsNow.com

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2021 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — A Boca Raton woman is facing DUI and drug charges following her arrest by the Boca Raton Police Department.

Helene Barbagallo, 56, was allegedly speeding on North Federal Highway when she was stopped by police who claim she was driving 61 in a 45mph zone. During the stop, an officer noticed “an odor of alcohol on her breath when she spoke, she was slurring her speech and had glossy eyes.”

The police report says Barbagallo acknowledge having a “blood Mary” at lunch — roughly 12 hours before the stop at 12:56 a.m. Friday.

Police, in the report that you can read below, state that Barbagallo had issues with the field sobriety test. When she booked into jail for DUI, they also allegedly found “a white pill in Barbagallo’s black wallet.”

The pill, according to police, “was identified as Modefinil which is a schedule 4 controlled substance.”

Barbagallo is charged with DUI and possession of a controlled substance. She was booked into the Palm Beach County Jail and later released on her own recognizance. A court date is pending.

Read the specifics in the police report, below. IF you are reading in a news app and the PDF does not appear, click here for full access.

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