VERO BEACH, Fla. – A security guard at Grand Harbor in Vero Beach called the police after a woman rams the gate with her vehicle, according to the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office.
One of the acting board members of the Vero Beach apartment complex told deputies that it was a silver Toyota Tacoma that drove through the gate at a high rate of speed.
“The gate was fully functional and was closed at the time of the crash,” the deputy said. “I conducted a BOLO for the vehicle.”
Minutes later, the deputy found a vehicle matching the description parked in the complex with damage to the front bumper. The truck was also warm to the touch, indicating that it was recently driven.
Andrea Jane Larroude, 45, came up as the owner of the vehicle when deputies traced the license plate. They knocked on her apartment door for about 10 minutes with no answer.
According to one of the board members of Grand Harbor who met deputies near the vehicle, they are allowed to open a renter’s door if a suspicious crime/incident occurred. The president of the board was asked to retrieve a key to Larroude’s apartment for entry.
Deputies made entry and observed in plain view marijuana in the bathroom, which was sitting on top of the sink. Along with the marijuana was a homemade tin foil pipe used to smoke it in, the report said.
Larroude was found passed out under a blanket and was asked to get up.
“Larroude first gave me the middle finger. I then told Larroude, to get up now and come in the living room to talk,” the deputy said.
Larroude, who stumbled and slurred her speech, told law enforcement that she did not drive. Then she stated she didn’t remember driving. But then Larroude changed her story and said she didn’t remember driving or hitting the gate.
A cold drink was found in the console of Larroude’s truck with a strong smell of an alcoholic beverage.
Larroude refused to conduct standard field sobriety tests during a DUI investigation with deputies. She also refused the breathalyzer test.
She was arrested and booked into the county jail on a charge of DUI, Leaving a Scene of an Accident with Property Damage, Marijuana Possession, Drug Paraphernalia, and Refusing Breathalyzer Test. Bond set at $12,000.00.
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