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Boca Raton Woman Nearly Hits Police Car, Jailed For DUI

Margaret Beato, Courtesy Palm Beach County Jail.


BOCA RATON, FL ( (Copyright © 2022 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — A Boca Raton woman allegedly almost ran an unmarked police car — and the Street Crimes Agent inside — off the road when she made an exceptionally wide turn in the area of Sandalfoot Blvd. and North Branch Road in West Boca Raton. Margaret Beato then ignored the police officer who ordered her to stay in her vehicle. When later asked if she had been drinking, Beato allegedly told the officer, “you know me baby.” She eventually provided a breath sample that police say revealed a blood or breath alcohol content of .210 — more than twice the legal limit of .08. obtained the arrest report for Margaret Beato. This is part of the report written by the PBSO Street Crimes Agent:

I was traveling eastbound on Sandalloot Blvd approaching Seaspray Pl when I observed a blue Chevy sedan with the passenger side headlight inoperable at the stop sign pt Seaspray Pl and Sandalfoot. The vehicle made a right turn to go westbound on Sandalfoot. As the vehicle turned I noticed that the turn was wider than normal as vehicle came Into the eastbound lane, causing me to go off-road to avoid a collision. I made a U-turn and immediately initiated a traffic stop by activating my overhead red and blue lights and siren. The vehicle slowed down and turned northbound onto North Branch Rd. The vehicle then parked in the driveway of 10688 North Branch Rd.

A white female immediately exited the driver side of the vehicle. I gave a verbal command to get back in the vehicle by shouting “Sheriff’s Office stay in the vehicle”. The command was ignored as the female attempted to walk toward the residence. I approached the female and informed her again to get back into the vehicle.

The female then got back into the vehicle and immediately began to honk the horn to alert someone to come out. I asked for her identification and she handed me her driver license. The female was identified as Margaret Beato. I could smell the odor of an unknown alcoholic beverage emitting from her breath, along with a slurred speech, along with trouble keeping her balance as she was holding onto her vehicle to stand up. I asked Beato if she had been drinking and she replied, “you know me baby.”

Beato proceeded to fail multiple field sobriety tests, according to the arrest report. She was arrested and eventually booked into the Palm Beach County Jail. She’ll be in court on October 4th.



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