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A 67-year-old Beverly Hills woman, Beverly Ann Martin, was arrested Monday and charged with possession of a controlled substance and driving under the influence.

Deputies were dispatched to the area of South Barbour Street and Roosevelt Boulevard in the afternoon hours Monday, April 5, in reference to a traffic crash.

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Prior to arrival, deputies were notified that an off-duty Wildwood police detective advised that the driver of one of the vehicles was intoxicated, according to the arrest report.

Deputies found a controlled substance in her purse. They performed sobriety tests on Martin, before transporting her to the Citrus County Jail. She was being held on $3,000 bond.

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