Tampa woman accused of driving drunk, crashing twice in 20 minutes


Published: Monday, December 1, 2008 at 11:35 a.m.
Last Modified: Monday, December 1, 2008 at 11:35 a.m.

TAMPA, Fla. Authorities say an 18-year-old Tampa woman who was driving drunk caused two vehicle crashes in less than 20 minutes.

Police say Lina Hincapie-Aristizaba hit the first vehicle and drove off early Saturday morning, followed by the woman she hit. She then rear-ended another vehicle about 19 minutes later, farther down the same road.

Officers who responded to the crash reported that Hincapie-Aristizaba smelled like alcohol and appeared to be intoxicated. Tests showed she had blood-alcohol levels of .160 and .154. State law forbids anyone with a blood-alcohol level of .08 or higher to drive.

Hincapie-Aristizaba was charged with two counts of DUI and one count of leaving the scene of an accident with injury. She was later released on $3,000 bail.

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