Maria Otero Atria

POLICE: Boca Raton Woman Under Influence, Charged With Enhancement

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Maria Otera-Atria, Courtesy Palm Beach County Jail.

BY: STAFF REPORT | BocaNewsNow.com

UPDATED: Monday, October 11, 2021 at 9:47 a.m. with charge clarification from suspect’s criminal defense attorney.

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2021 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — A Boca Raton woman was allegedly driving under the influence with such a high blood alcohol content that police added an “enhancement” to the charge.

The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office says Maria Otero-Atria was stopped in the area of 6072 West Palmetto Park Road early Friday morning by deputies. While the affidavit of probable cause is still being processed, a ticket reviewed by BocaNewsNow.com reveals that she was driving either with a blood alcohol content of .15 or higher, OR “with a passenger under 18” in the vehicle.

Otero-Atria’s attorney, Kevin Peterford, told BocaNewsNow.com Monday morning that there was NO child in the vehicle. That means police are accusing her of driving with a BAC of .15 or higher. The legal limit in Florida is .08.

We are publishing the ticket, below.

Otero-Atria allegedly refused to sign or accept the citation.

Maria Otero-Atria was booked into the Palm Beach County Jail and later released on her own recognizance.

A court date is pending.

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