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Woman crashes on way to pick up kids; charged with DUI

LAND O'LAKES — Authorities say Lisa Finley was drunk when she crashed into a mailbox, traffic sign and row of bushes while en route to pick up her kids from day care Monday afternoon.

Her Dodge Durango caught fire during the crash, which happened about 3:30 p.m. on School Road north of Mangold Lane, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Finley, 38, of Land O'Lakes, was not injured. She kept falling asleep in a cruiser and a trooper had to sit her upright and shout her name to get her to respond, FHP states. She could not stand on her own, a report states. When asked where she was headed, Finley "stated that she believes that she was on her way to pick up her 2 year old and 4 year old from day care," the report states.

Finley was arrested and charged with DUI and three counts of DUI causing property damage. She was released from the Pasco jail Tuesday.

Woman crashes on way to pick up kids; charged with DUI 04/12/11 [Last modified: Tuesday, April 12, 2011 4:09pm]
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