Florida Woman Does Irish Dance During DUI Field Test
Florida woman Amy Harrington, 38, was pulled over by Pinellas County Deputies at Gulf Boulevard and 140th Avenue North in Madeira Beach after “bumping” into another vehicle. When Deputies arrived, they believed Harrington was impaired and started a field sobriety test for suspicion of Driving Under the Influence.
Body camera video obtained by Fox13 showed her struggling to walk straight while under the watch of a Pinellas County deputy, who asked Harrington if she understood the instructions.
The woman could be heard saying “yes” but added that the instructions were “ridiculous,” reports said. Harrington then began Irish dancing before transitioning into a ballet-style routine.
When the sheriff’s deputy again asked her to walk along a straight line, Harrington complained and said: “Oh my God! You sound like my f***** ballet coach,” before breaking into another dance.
“That wasn’t the exercise, alright?” the same deputy could be heard telling Harrington, who was seen shrugging her shoulders before engaging in another Irish jig-ballet fusion. Harrington continued channeling the Riverdance with her Irish Step Dance as another Pinellas County Sheriff could be heard sighing.
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After giving Harrington several chances to perform the Field sobriety test without luck, she was arrested.
While conducting an inventory of the vehicle incident to arrest, deputies found a white foam cup in the center console cup holder, which contained a light yellow liquid that smelled of the impurities of alcohol in the center cup holder.
Harrington was transported to the DUI test center, where she refused breathalyzer testing, and then to booking, where she was charged with leaving the scene of an accident with property damage and refusing to submit to testing.
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