A 37-year-old Crystal River woman who asked to perform field sobriety tasks Monday, May 24, failed them, leading to charges of driving under the influence, according to a Citrus County Sheriff’s Office arrest affidavit.
A deputy was dispatched Monday afternoon to Crystal River Primary School in Crystal River, in reference to an allegedly impaired driver, later identified as Holly Katherine Trail. A school resource officer told Deputy Francisco Ferrer that Trail had driven to the school to pick up her child. The SRO advised her speech was “very slurred,” the report stated.
Ferrer made contact with Trail who had slurred speech as well as delayed and sluggish movements. There was an odor of alcoholic beverages emanating from her breath, the report stated. Trail told authorities she had taken 100 milligrams of methadone and seizure medication in the morning, but had not consumed any alcohol. She told the deputy she wanted to perform field sobriety tasks.
After attempting three tasks in those exercises, Ferrer advised Trail she was being charged with driving under the influence. She was then transported to the Citrus County Detention Facility, where she refused to submit to a breath test. Her bond was set at $1,000.