Sebastian woman pulled over for using her cell phone while driving

Sarah Beach was arrested in Sebastian, Florida.
Sarah Beach was arrested in Sebastian, Florida.

A woman was arrested early Friday morning for DUI after police pulled her over for using a cell phone while driving.

Sarah Beach, 32, was traveling on U.S. Highway 1 in Sebastian at approximately 1:15 a.m. when police noticed the vehicle was driving too far to the right near the shoulder of the roadway.

“I observed that the vehicle started weaving within the right lane from left to right. I also observed a bright glow of what appeared to be a cell phone illuminating in the driver’s right hand,” the officer said.

Beach was observed, “actively typing with both hands” on the cell phone while operating the vehicle, according to the affidavit.

Police stopped Beach at the intersection of Schumann Drive and U.S. Highway 1 in Sebastian.

“I could smell the strong odor of an alcoholic beverage emitting from the vehicle,” the officer said.

Beach told police that she had approximately four beers at a local bar before driving. She then told police that she received a prior DUI charge on March 22, 2015, and she would decline to conduct standardized field sobriety tests.

When police questioned her about texting while operating her vehicle, Beach stated she was texting her date at a local bar, according to the affidavit.

Beach was charged with DUI and transported to the Indian River County Jail where her bond was set at $1,000.


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