Heidi Uuranniemi

POLICE: Boca Raton Lawyer Blows Four Times Legal Limit After Crash

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REPORT: Woman Drove Audi SUV Into Shrubbery At Someone Else’s Home.

Heather Uuranniemi, Courtesy Palm Beach County Jail.

BY: STAFF REPORT | BocaNewsNow.com

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2021 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — A Boca Raton Real Estate Attorney now needs a criminal attorney after police say her breath alcohol was more than four times the legal limit following a one car crash.

Heidi Uuranniemi of the 7600 block of NW 6th Avenue in Boca Raton allegedly blew .36 and .35 following the crash on Thursday. The legal limit in Florida is .08.

Uuranniemi, according to police, drove her black Audi SUV into shrubbery at a house on NE 4th Court in Boca Raton. It was unclear why she was there just before 8 p.m.

From the police report:

“The vehicle was perpendicular to the west facing curve of the driveway, and the front of the vehicle was partially embedded in the shrubbery bordering the property line of the home on NE 4th CT. I observed WF Heidi Uuranniemi seated in the driver seat of the vehicle with the engine running. As I approached the vehicle, Uuranniemi put the vehicle in reverse and proceeded to drive the vehicle in reverse. I ordered Heidi to put the vehicle in park immediately and to shut the engine off. After repeating these instructions to Uuranniemi multiple times, she finally complied. I then had Uuranniemi step out of the vehicle. While assisting her out of the vehicle, I noticed a strong odor of alcohol emanating from inside the vehicle… Uuranniemi produced several copies of expired registrations instead of an updated insurance card. Heidi was also unable to maintain her balance while standing. Based on my observations, and the totality of the circumstances, I suspected that Uuranniemi was operating a yehicle while impaired by alcohol.”

Also from the report: “I asked Uuranniemi if she knew where she was, and she stated that she was in Mizner Park. I asked Uuranniemi to submit to Standardized Field Sobriety Exercises, and she agreed to participate… The first exercise was Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus. I administered the instructions and Uuranniemi stated that she understood. I started to administer the exercise, and I observed her head following the stimulus. She then started to stumble backwards and had to be assisted by officers to stand without falling. Uuranniemi stated that officers were making her very nervous and anxious.”

At the police station, “Uuranniemi was asked to provide a breath sample for the purpose of determining its alcohol content. Uuranniemi provided two breath samples of .36 and .35.”

According to the police report, Uuranniemi said she had one glass of wine at home, by herself, between 4 and 5 p.m. Her last meal before the crash was at 11:30 in the morning, when she ate mashed potatoes, cocktail shrimp, broccoli, cauliflower, and carrots.

Uuranniemi was booked into the Palm Beach County Jail and later released. A court date is pending.

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