COPS: Agent Backs Into Other Vehicle, Admits To Drinking Vodka.
BY: STAFF REPORT | BocaNewsNow.com
BOYNTON BEACH, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2022 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — Palm Beach County Real Estate Agent Gale O’Brien is facing a DUI charge after she allegedly backed her Mercedes C300 into another vehicle, stumbled, and admitted to drinking vodka at Longhorn Steakhouse. A manager later told police she consumed two vodka drinks before the wreck.
According to documents provided by the Boynton Beach Police Department, O’Brien, who is listed as 70-years-old, ”admitted to having one vodka beverage” while at (Longhorn) at 501 North Congress Avenue. The investigating officer wrote the following in an arrest report:
“I met with the driver, Gale, who was unsteady on her feet, nearly falling to the ground. Gale stated she was at Quail Run Country Club then in Boynton Beach. Gale further state shew was in Delray Beach then at Longhorn steak house where she had one vodka. Due to the unsteadiness on her feet, inconsistent statements, and the information provided (by another officer), I asked Gale if she would submit to the Standardized Field Sobriety Tasks answering yes.”
According to police, Gale O’Brien was unable to walk steadily or recite the alphabet without skipping letters.
Police wrote the following: ”Officers met with the Longhorn Manager who explained that Gale consumed two vodka cranberry drinks while dining in the business. (Officers also) spoke with the driver of the other vehicle involved who provided a sworn statement on body camera. The driver stated she was traveling in the parking lot when Gale backed into her vehicle. (The victim) stated that Gale tried to leave before officers arrived.”
Gale O’Brien, according to police, refused to submit to a breath or blood alcohol test. She was arrested and booked into the Palm Beach County Jail. O’Brien was released on her own recognizance around 3:30 Saturday morning.
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