Baker woman charged with DUI after running deputy off road

CRESTVIEW, Fla., Nov. 12, 2018–A woman was arrested for driving under the influence and child neglect after running a county sheriff’s deputy off the road Nov. 10.

An Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office deputy was forced off the road to avoid a head-on collision when the driver of the other vehicle crossed into his lane.

Freeman

Felicia Elvina Freeman

Felicia Elvina Freeman, 32, from Baker, was arrested for DUI and one count of third-degree child neglect, a felony offense, according to the arrest report.

An Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office supervisor was driving west on Airport Road near the intersection of Wayne Rogers Road around 4:30 p.m. Saturday when a green pickup truck heading in the opposite direction crossed over into his lane.

The deputy swerved off the road to avoid a head-on collision.

Freeman took no action to avoid the crash, instead continued eastbound in the westbound lane for a short distance before moving back into the correct lane.

When the deputy conducted a traffic stop, he could smell an alcohol odor and noticed Freeman appeared impaired.

Following field sobriety tests, she was arrested for DUI which indicated a breath alcohol level of 0.15, nearly twice the legal limit.

In addition to driving impaired, Freeman had two children in her truck, including an unbuckled 7-year-old riding in a folded lawn chair between the front passenger seat and driver’s seat, resulting in the child neglect charge.

Freeman has a prior arrest for alcohol, according to the arrest report.

Staff and OCSO release

 

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