Ocala, Florida — On October 7, 2014, Marion County Sheriff’s Deputy, William Blair II, conducted a traffic stop in the 4000 block of South Pine Avenue after noticing a vehicle with non-working taillights.
According to reports, when Deputy Blair approached the vehicle, a female driver, later identified as Nichole Sommers, 33, was placing a beer can on the back floorboard.
The deputy stated that while he was speaking with Sommers, her speech was noticeably slurred and her eyes were completely bloodshot.
He also noted in his report that Sommers had her two juvenile children in the back seat — ages 9 and 11-years-old.
When asked how much she had to drink, Sommers said, “I had six beers and, I was about to have another when you stopped me.”
Upon searching the vehicle, the deputy found 12 partially smoked marijuana cigarettes and two (2) empty 16oz beer cans, one of which was a Mike’s Hard Lemonade. Additionally, the deputy found a beer that Sommers had just opened.
Sommers blew a .205 during her breathalyzer test.
She was charged with DUI with a Person Under 18 and Possession of Marijuana.
She was released from jail on $2,000 bond.
The two children were released into the custody of a family member. DCF was notified of the situation.