Make us your home page
Instagram

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Deputies: Woman drank vodka on drive from Pasco to Orlando

ZEPHYRHILLS — The trip from Largo to Orlando would be close to two hours and she had two children in tow. Kelly Ortlieb told deputies she stopped for a bottle of vodka and downed it as she drove.

Authorities came across Ortlieb, 33, half-conscious in her car at 39940 Pattie Road, a Pasco sheriff's report states. The children, ages 4 and 6 were in the back. A deputy smelled alcohol.

When the deputy asked what she was drinking, Ortlieb held up the empty vodka bottle and mimed taking a pull, according to the report. Ortlieb told the deputy she'd been drinking before she got in the car and that she knew it was wrong with children riding along.

Ortlieb, of 10889 124th Ave. in Largo, was arrested on a charge of child abuse. She remained in the Land O'Lakes jail Tuesday in lieu of $5,000 bail.

Deputies: Woman drank vodka on drive from Pasco to Orlando 06/10/14 [Last modified: Tuesday, June 10, 2014 2:05pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. For starters: Rays at Pirates, with Blake Snell on the mound

    Blogs

    LHP Blake Snell returns to the majors for the Rays tonight after a six-week stint at Triple-A Durham, confident changes to his mechanics will lead to more strike-throwing and an increase in confidence will make him more successful.

  2. YouTube's Minecraft sensation Dan TDM brings live show to Clearwater

    Events

    Dan Middleton's YouTube channel has had more than 10 billion views since 2012.

    Dan Middleton's Dan TDM live tour is set to stop in Clearwater on Sunday. [Photo by Emily Herogian]
  3. Lightning's Mathieu Joseph on the rise at development camp

    Blogs

    BRANDON — The last 12 months have been quite the ride for Mathieu Joseph.

    Mathieu Joseph checks Carolina's Jake Bean during a preseason game in September in Tampa.
  4. Pinellas legislators talk governor's race, policy at delegation breakfast

    Blogs

    If anybody was expecting state Sen. Jack Latvala, R-Clearwater, to quit being coy and and announce his bid for the 2018 governor's race to the friendly crowd at Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce's annual legislative delegation breakfast Wednesday, they left disappointed.

  5. DOT shows alternatives to former Tampa Bay Express toll lanes

    Transportation

    TAMPA — State transportation officials are evaluating at least a half-dozen alternatives to the controversial Tampa Bay interstate plan that they will workshop with the community for the next 18 months.

    Florida Department of Transportation consultant Brad Flom explains potential alternatives to adding toll lanes to Interstate 275 during a meeting Wednesday at DOT's Tampa office. Flom presented seven diagrams, all of which swapped toll lanes for transit, such as light rail or express bus, in the I-275 corridor from downtown Tampa to Bearss Ave. [CAITLIN JOHNSTON | Times]