Impaired woman drives into back of semi trailer


Published: Friday, January 6, 2012 at 8:34 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, January 6, 2012 at 8:34 a.m.

Police said they arrested a woman with a blood alcohol level three times the legal limit after she drove into the back of a semi trailer Thursday morning. No injuries were reported.

Shannon A. Johns, 41, of Alachua, was charged with DUI by the Gainesville Police Department.

Officer John O’Ferrell said the crash happened while Johns was driving a four-door Kia north in the 5500 block of Northwest 13th Street.

According to an arrest report, Johns provided two samples for a breath test that registered .262 and .264. Under state law, anyone with a blood alcohol level of .08 or higher in Florida is presumed to be drunk.

Johns was booked into the Alachua County jail.

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