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June 17, 2020

Police working within Winter Springs are working on an investigation into an incident involving a seemingly intoxicated woman who was involved in a collision that happened on Sunday, June 14th, close to Keeth Elementary School. The reports that we currently possess did not indicate at what time of day the incident took place.

The driver of the primary car involved in the incident was an individual who was reportedly attempting to race cars down Tuskawilla Road, close to the above-mentioned elementary school. Witnesses told the authorities that the person behind the wheel was traveling at an advanced rate of speed, seemingly also trying to goad others on the road into engaging in a street race with them. It is not clear if any of the other drivers complied or if the other motorists gave this person a wide berth as they sped by. It is believed that at least one other car was struck by the speeding vehicle, but the speeding driver fled from the scene after this collision.

Close to 425 Tuskawilla Road, the speeding vehicle, a minivan to be precise, approached an intersection governed by a stop sign. It is not clear if the driver attempted to slow down or if they saw the sign at all, but the reports indicated that they collided with the stop sign before they were able to pass through the intersection. After striking the sign, the car then spun into a light pole located nearby.

When authorities arrived, they found the driver of the car outside of the vehicle, leaning against the van in an attempt to keep themselves upright. The officers said that the person smelled strongly of alcohol. An investigation of the car revealed several empty cans of beer or some other alcoholic drink. More importantly, when police looked into the car they found a four-year-old child sobbing in the back seat. The child was not injured in the incident.

The driver was arrested and taken from the scene to the Seminole County Jail. They are now awaiting trial for the many charges that were leveled at them following the crash.

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