Boca Raton Woman Tells Police She Drank Wine, Beer Before DUI Arrest

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Amy Wessell Stopped On Federal Highway, Cops Say 61 MPH in 35 MPH Zone. Self-Identifies As “VP Of Finance.”

Amy Wessell, Courtesy Palm Beach County Jail.


BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2022 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — A Boca Raton woman allegedly sped by a police officer on Federal Highway at nearly twice the posted speed limit. Now, Amy Wessell of West Boca Raton is facing a DUI charge. She told police that she’s a “VP of Finance.”

According to a police report reviewed by BocaNewsNow.com, Wessell was stopped after Boca Raton Police allegedly clocked her doing 61 in a 35 zone in the 1000 block of North Federal Highway early Friday morning.

When the patrol officer believed that he smelled the odor of alcohol, he wrote that he asked Wessell whether she had been drinking. Wessell, according to the report, told the officer that she had been at a party and had wine. But when the DUI Investigator arrived on the scene, she allegedly admitted to drinking, “five drinks, 2 glasses of Pinot Noir and 3 beers on tap.”

“Amy’s eyes were bloodshot, watery, and glassy,” wrote a Boca Raton Police Officer. “Amy also appeared to be slurring her words while talking. I asked Amy to step out of the vehicle and walk toward (the patrol car). I observed that Amy stumbled towards the vehicle and had a difficult time keeping her balance.”

Also wrote the officer, “(Amy was observed) operating and driving a vehicle within this state on a roadway that the public access to. I believe Amy was affected to the extent that she had lost her normal faculties and was too impaired to be operating or driving a vehicle.” She was charged with DUI and her license was confiscated on the spot when she refused to submit to a breath test. Amy Wessell was booked into the Palm Beach County Jail and later released on her own recognizance.


Paul Saperstein


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