Woman crashes into two cars, tree while drunk, police say

Published: Friday, March 28, 2014 at 10:51 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, March 28, 2014 at 10:51 a.m.

A Micanopy woman was arrested Thursday night after police said she crashed her vehicle into two other vehicles and a tree while drunk and later at the jail hit a detention officer on the arm.

Brianna Floyd, 34, of 5615 SW 105th Ave., was charged with leaving the scene of an accident, driving under the influence and battery.

The first crash occurred around 8 p.m. at the intersection of Northwest 34th Street and 16th Avenue in Gainesville, according to a Gainesville police report.

Floyd did not leave her vehicle information with the others involved in the accident, although the first crash caused minor property damage, police said. She continued to drive northbound on Northwest 34th Street and hit a second vehicle before finally running her white Ford Escape into a tree in the 3300 block of Northwest 34th Street, the report said.

When police arrived, they reported that Floyd had the "extremely strong odor" of alcohol on her breath, noticeable from three feet away an hour after the crash, according to the report.

Floyd told police she had only had one 16-ounce can of Heineken two hours earlier. Police reported that Floyd's speech was slurred and repetitive and that her eyes were glassy.

Floyd was first taken to the hospital, where she refused a blood draw, and then later taken to the Alachua County jail.

While Floyd was being taken to her holding cell around 11:20 p.m., she swung at a detention officer and struck her on the right arm, according to the report.

Floyd was being held as of Friday at the Alachua County jail in lieu of $40,000 bond.

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