Sebastian Woman Crashes Car Into Church Flower Bed

Woman crashes car into flower bed at Community Baptist Church.

SEBASTIAN – On Wednesday, the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office received a call about an alleged intoxicated driver that crashed her vehicle near the entrance of the Community Baptist Church on Roseland Road.

Deputies responded to the scene and found the vehicle stuck in a flower bed with front end damage after hitting a palm tree.

Kimberley Sue Haller, 49, was slouched over in the driver seat with the vehicle still running. The deputy reported that Haller was passed out.

Eventually, the Sebastian woman woke up and her eyes appeared glassy. The deputy “smelled a strong odor of alochol on or about her person,” according to the report.

Haller was transported to the hospital by paramedics.

While she was enroute, a neighbor who lives next to the church told deputies that he heard a loud noise outside his residence and observed the car stuck in the flower bed. The witness said he observed Haller sitting in the driver seat.

Tire marks were consistent with Haller driving her 2002 Mitsubishi as she attempted to pull into the Community Baptist Church. The property damage was valued at approximately $300.00.

Deputies then made contact with Haller once she was cleared from the hospital. She was arrested for Driving Under the Influence with Property Damage.

Once at the Indian River County Jail, Haller was free and willing to conduct field sobriety and breathalyzer tests.

During the field sobriety test, she stated, “Fu** it! I’m drunk and I don’t want to do anymore tests.”

DISCLAIMER: Arrests and mugshots were made public by complaint affidavits, arrest affidavits, and police reports. All persons arrested are innocent until proven guilty.

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About Scott Lee
Scott Lee is a columnist and reporter for Sebastian Daily. Scott moved to Indian River County in 2015 and has been writing for various publications for approximately 30 years. Currently, he writes part-time and manages a featured column about local businesses in Sebastian and Vero Beach.