DRUNK DRIVER: Boca Raton’s Shreya Mehta Arrested For DUI
Blood Alcohol Was 2.5 Times The Legal Limit, According To Investigators.
BOCA RATON, FL – Boca Post (BocaPost.com) — A Boca Raton woman is facing DUI and Resisting arrest charges, according to jail records released to Boca Post by the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office.
Shreya Mehta, 39, of the Boca Gardens townhome community in West Boca, has been early Thursday morning by the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office. Boca Post has been notified that the charges filed include “316.193(4) TCATS DUI-OVER .150” and “843.02 RESIST OFFICER WITHOUT VIOLENCE”
According to an arrest affidavit submitted by Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office, Mehta was arrested near Atlantic Avenue and SR-7/US-441 on Wednesday evening at approximately 10:30 PM.
Another motorist, who was behind Mehta on Atlantic Avenue, reports that he sounded his horn several times when the white Lexus SUV Mehta was driving did not travel when the red light turned green. The concerned motorist then noticed Mehta was passed out over the steering wheel. The motorist then got out of his vehicle and attempted to get Mehta’s attention. The motorist reported that the ignition was on and the music was really loud, however, Mehta was unresponsive.
Palm Beach County Fire Rescue and Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the scene to find Mehta with bloodshot eyes and slurred speech. Deputies suspected Mehta was under the influence and a DUI investigation begins.
Mehta reportedly repeated herself saying that she couldn’t believe she was passed out behind the wheel. Mehta told deputies she was at downtown Delray Beach for dinner. Mehta also said she was at the beach earlier. Mehta told deputies she had two alcoholic beverages at dinner.
Mehta was then given a field sobriety test, which she failed.
While deputies attempted to arrest Mehta, she became very argumentative. Deputies say they asked her several times to get into the patrol car after being handcuffed to which she refused, telling deputies “I’m not going anywhere”. Once she was finally placed in the car, deputies say Mehta slipped out of her handcuffs so they had to stop and then place her into zip ties.
Mehta later blew a .194 BAC, which is almost 2.5 times the legal limit of .08. For that reason, Mehta was charged with the escalated DUI charge of “316.193(4) TCATS DUI-OVER .150”.
Mehta was booked into the Palm Beach County Jail at 3:30 on Thursday morning. Court records indicate Mehta has been released without bond. Mehta has an arrangement set for July.