Police: Boynton Beach Woman Gets DUI With 3-Year-Old Unbuckled In Back Seat

A Boynton Beach woman was arrested after cops say she was driving drunk with a 3-year-old unbuckled in the backseat of her car. 

Brandy Lerma, 31, was arrested Saturday on suspicion of driving under the influence and child neglect.

Source: PBCSO

A Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office report says Lerma was stopped  around 4:15 p.m. on Haverhill Road near Belvedere Road.

Another driver called 911 and followed her until deputies could initiate a traffic stop, the report says. 

When deputies arrived, they found Lerma sitting in the driver's seat with a toddler standing in the back seat, the report said.

The arresting deputy wrote in his report that he could smell a strong odor of alcohol on Lerma's breath and that her speech was slurred.

"The driver was unable to walk or stand without assistance," the report said. "The driver fell to the ground twice during the roadside tasks."

Lerma told deputies that she had two Fireball shots and had taken Percocet and Xanax.

The report listed Lerma's attitude as vulgar, defiant, combative and uncooperative.

Lerma was released from jail the next day on a $3,000 bond.

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