Natalie Delgado of Pompano Beach, Florida was arrested Wednesday after she was accused of drunkenly driving on the wrong side of the road, news sources report. Delgado, 20, was booked into the Broward County Main Jail on charges of DUI and underage drinking. A judge ordered that she be held in lieu of $25,000 bail bond. The press did not specify an attorney for Delgado.
According to reports, Delgado works as a bartender at an area bar, though reports did not specify which one. Sources also say this is the second time Delgado has been arrested for DUI since February. However, the details of the prior case are not currently known.
Reports say the incident occurred around 2:45 Wednesday morning on Interstate 595. A Florida Highway Patrol unit reportedly witnessed Delgado “traveling in the wrong direction and on the wrong side of the roadway.” The trooper pulled Delgado over near State Road 7 and approached her vehicle on foot.
As the trooper drew near, Delgado reportedly exited her vehicle in a state of undress. “[Delgado] was not wearing her pants,” the FHP trooper reportedly said in his report. “She reached behind the driver’s seat to get her pants [and then put her] pants on.” Delgado explained that she was on her way home from her job as a bartender and said she had not consumed any alcohol, reports say; however, she later allegedly modified the story and said she had a single shot of tequila. The trooper conducted a sobriety test, during which Delgado unsuccessfully tried to touch her heel to toe and struggled to keep her balance, reports say.
During a court appearance later, a Broward County Judge said, “You’ve been arrested for DUI twice now … clearly you didn’t learn from that, and now you’re out drinking tequila and driving again and not wearing pants. The court’s very concerned, ma’am. You’re out of control.” The judge added, “The court believes you’re a danger not only to yourself, but everyone else in the community. You’re not even supposed to be drinking.”
In other news, Kaliyha of Tampa was arrested Tuesday after he was accused of stealing two puppies and trying to sell them, reports say. Kaliyha, 14, whose last name is being withheld because of his age, was booked into police custody on charges of third degree grand theft. It is not yet known whether he has been released or if he or his family has obtained legal representation.
According to reports, Kaliyha had been wearing a GPS ankle monitor prior to the theft for an unrelated case. Sources say that Kaliyha snuck to the victim’s home and stole two pit bull puppies earlier this month while wearing the monitor. Sometime after the alleged theft, Kaliyha reportedly tried to sell the puppies.
Detectives inspected GPS data that showed Kaliyha on the victim’s property at the time of the theft, reports say. While in police custody, Kaliyha allegedly told another inmate that he “took the puppies.” It is not clear whether he knew the victims or if the victims have reclaimed ownership of the puppies.