Stephen Bailey, 29, faces charges of driving under the influence and resisting an officer. He has reportedly bonded out of jail. It is unclear if he has acquired the services of an attorney.
According to the police report, the alleged car crash occurred in the northbound lanes of I-95 in suburban Boca Raton at around 6:30 a.m. May 26. News sources didn’t provide any more details about the crash.
Florida Highway Patrol troopers who arrived at the scene reported smelling alcohol on the deputy’s breath. In addition, his speech was slurred, he was swaying on his feet, and his eyes were red and glassy, sources claim. The accused identified himself as a deputy and attempted to call his Field Training Officer, the report indicates.
A trooper told the deputy that he couldn’t speak to whoever was on the phone, but he reportedly continued to speak on the phone, which interrupted and prolonged the investigation. After he was handcuffed, the deputy reportedly complained that the handcuffs were too tight. He told a trooper that he was diabetic and was experiencing diabetic shock. Rescue workers rushed him to Boca Raton Regional Hospital, where doctors purportedly said he was not having a diabetic episode.
The deputy was medically cleared at the hospital and then booked into Palm Beach County Jail, where he allegedly refused to take a breath test. He has reportedly been placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.
DUI arrests are not uncommon in Palm Beach County. Just a few days ago, an Ocean Ridge doctor was arrested for allegedly causing a hit-and-run accident while under the influence of alcohol.
Sandra Lynn Mondro, 53, was charged with driving under the influence and leaving the scene of an accident with property damage. She was booked into Palm Beach County Jail and was released on bond four hours later. The press did not name an attorney for her.
According to the police report, the alleged incident occurred on May 25. Someone driving a blue Maserati was involved in a hit-and-run crash in the 200 block of Royal Poinciana Way. The 53-year-old woman, who is a doctor at Wellington Regional Medical Center, is accused of being the driver. She was reportedly seen driving a damaged Maserati that matched the description of the one involved in the hit-and-run crash.
The Maserati had extensive damage on the right-front side. When questioned by officers, the accused reportedly said, “I think I hit something,” according to the report.
The accused told police that she had consumed one glass of wine at a restaurant. The officers who stopped her reportedly found three bottles of wine inside her vehicle. She allegedly appeared “incoherent” and had trouble keeping her balance and following instructions, the report said.
The doctor couldn’t submit to field sobriety exercises and was taken to a local hospital. Her blood alcohol level was 0.184, which is more than twice the legal limit for driving in Florida. She was booked into jail after she was discharged from the hospital.
Palm Beach County DUI Attorney