Serina Maris Probus might not have much to smile about any longer.
Despite her beaming mug shot, the 20-year-old Brooksville woman is facing multiple felony charges from two separate incidents. In one, she’s accused of hitting a man with her BMW — although she told deputies she was too high on cocaine to remember doing so — and in another, she tried to pee on a deputy arresting her for a domestic violence incident, arrest reports show.
Probus was initially arrested in the early hours of the new year, around 12:30 a.m. on Jan. 1. Deputies said she was drunk and trying to leave her sister-in-law’s home in Holiday with her 6-month-old baby. Her sister-in-law tried to stop her from leaving with the child and wrapped her arms around Probus, according to an arrest report. Deputies said Probus then bit her on the hand.
Deputies said Probus cursed at them and tried to kick out a window in the patrol vehicle as she was being arrested and was placed in a hobble restraint to bind her legs. As she was being restrained, deputies said she tried to pee on them, then spit on them once she was in the car.
While in jail on the misdemeanor charge of domestic violence and felony charge of battery on a law enforcement officer, Probus was charged with a felony count of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon in connection to a separate incident from October where deputies said she hit a man with her BMW SUV.
She did, however, drive the man to the hospital afterward.
According to the Sheriff’s Office, Probus and a man were in the parking lot of the Basement, a beer and wine bar in Pasco, on Oct. 10. Around 9:30 p.m., the two began to argue through the driver’s side window of the black SUV as Probus sat in the driver’s seat.
Deputies said the man went to leave and Probus sped up as he walked in front of the BMW, hitting him at about 15 mph and sending him on to the hood as she drove. She braked and he fell onto the concrete. Then she drove him to the hospital.
Probus initially told deputies she recalled being at the bar, but in a separate interview said she was high on cocaine and doesn’t remember the evening, according to her arrest report. According to the Sheriff’s Office, Probus then sent the man a message that said “Tell Det. Murphy I hit you with the car ima (sic) tell her you deserved it and I would do it all over again if I could.”
Probus is currently being held in the Pasco County Jail.