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St. Petersburg woman arrested on 2 DUIs in 2 weeks, cops say

One of the arrests occurred after she hit a house in St. Petersburg, the other after she drove to a liquor store with a flat tire, records show.
 
Kimberly Ann Wells was arrested on DUI charges twice within a two-week period, according to court records.
Kimberly Ann Wells was arrested on DUI charges twice within a two-week period, according to court records. [ Pinellas County Sheriff's Office ]
Published Jan. 19

A St. Petersburg woman has been arrested on drunken driving charges twice within a two-week period, according to court records.

Kimberly Ann Wells, 51, was arrested on the first DUI charge at about 1:30 p.m. on Jan. 6. Someone called authorities that day after seeing a woman, later identified as Wells, drive a gray Hyundai up to a Winn-Dixie at 6851 Gulfport Blvd. in South Pasadena. The vehicle Wells was driving had a flat front passenger-side tire and a damaged wheel well, according to records.

Wells went into a liquor store at the location “to buy more alcohol,” according to an arrest affidavit, then returned to her vehicle and began to pull out of a parking space. By this time, a Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office deputy had arrived. The deputy noted that she showed signs of impairment and was “essentially so intoxicated as to be unable to perform” sobriety tests. She also refused to provide a breath sample, the affidavit states.

She was arrested and later released on $500 bail, records show.

The second arrest occurred at about 12:15 p.m. Tuesday when Wells ran the Hyundai into a house in the 5800 block of 38th Avenue N, according to records.

St. Petersburg police responded and noted that Wells showed signs of impairment, including when she performed field sobriety tests. She refused to provide a breath sample, an affidavit states.

She was arrested on a charge of DUI with property damage with bail on that charge set at $15,000. She was being held at the Pinellas County jail Wednesday.

An attorney had entered a not guilty plea on her behalf in the first DUI case, records show.