Thinking Of Drinking And Driving? Here’s What DUI Probation Looks Like In Palm Beach County.
No Drinking. No Leaving Palm Beach County Without Permission. Car Impounded. Community Service. Think DUI’s Are A Joke? Read This…
BY: ANDREW COLTON | Editor and Publisher
BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2021 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — A Boca Raton woman charged with DUI back in February is now learning the seriousness of a DUI conviction in Palm Beach County.
Jenni Lee Sweeney plead guilty this week to two counts of “driving under the influence (and) causing property damage” following a crash on I-95. We first reported on the crash here.
BocaNewsNow.com reviewed the terms of her just issued probation, in part due to her continued request to have all records of her arrest removed from BocaNewsNow.com. Instead, we are reporting on the seriousness of a DUI conviction in Palm Beach County. Public court records reveal just how onerous penalties are.
Jenni Lee Sweeny was officially found guilty on October 13th when, according to court records, she plead guilty.
Her car was — or will be — impounded by Palm Beach County for ten days. And she will spend the next year on probation. She is not allowed to leave Palm Beach County without permission, she can’t drink, and she must perform significant community service.
These are the official terms from the probation order: “you will not change residence or employment, or leave the county of your residence, without first procuring the consent of your probation supervisor.”
You will report to your probation supervisor as instructed, making a full and truthful report.”
And, “you will not use intoxicants and you will not possess or consume any drug or narcotics unless prescribed and consumed as directed by a physician. You will not possess or consume any illegal drugs and will not visit places where intoxicants, drugs or other dangerous substances are unlawfully sold, dispensed or used. To determine the presence of alcohol or controlled substance you are required to submit to testing at your own expense as directed by probation.”
“You will perform 50 hours of community service, enroll within 30 days and complete a minimum of 10 hours per month.”
From our original report: “Jenni Lee Sweeney, driving with a New Jersey license but living in the 22000 block of Calibre Court in Boca Raton allegedly swerved on I-95 near Woolbright Road and was unaware that she started a chain reaction crash as she allegedly hit one vehicle which ended up hitting another — causing a spin out.”
Wrote the investigating Florida Highway Patrol Trooper: “As I spoke to Ms. Sweeney, I smelled the slight odor of an unknown alcoholic beverage coming from her even though I was wearing a mask… she seemed to have have slurred speech at times and trouble comprehending what just occurred. Ms. Sweeney also had trouble completing simple tasks like providing her drivers license and and explaining what happened.”
Also wrote the investigator: “Ms. Sweeney became angry and began insulting the firefighters on the scene.”
Sweeney was booked into the Palm Beach County Jail on February 11th, 2021. She was arrested by FHP.
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