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Prescription drugs may have resulted in DUI arrest

SPRING HILL — A certified nursing assistant from New Port Richey, authorities say, took 7 1/2 prescription pills before driving Thursday night.

Stephanie Marie Gerry, 22, was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence. Her bail was set at $500. Gerry, a report said, works at Caring Hearts Home Care in New Port Richey.

Late Thursday, the Hernando County Sheriff's Office received an anonymous complaint about an intoxicated woman who had passed out in her car at the Circle K convenience store on Spring Hill Drive. When the deputies arrived, they say, Gerry was still in the vehicle, and the keys were in the ignition.

She was arrested after failing a series of field sobriety tests, a report said, and Gerry later admitted that she is prescribed several medications and that she had taken them throughout that day.

Prescription drugs may have resulted in DUI arrest 11/18/11 [Last modified: Friday, November 18, 2011 6:56pm]

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