ARRESTED: Delray Beach Woman DUI, Wrong Way On Atlantic Ave
Tricia Naughton From Delray Beach Arrested For DUI After Cops Find Her Parked On Atlantic Ave Heading The Wrong Direction
DELRAY BEACH, FL – Boca Post (BocaPost.com) — A Delray Beach woman was arrested for DUI by Delray Beach Police, according to jail records released to Boca Post by the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office.
Tricia Naughton, 50, of the Villas d’Este in Delray Beach, has been arrested early Tuesday morning by the Delray Beach Police Department.
A Delray Beach officer was advised of a drunk driver by another motorist. The motorist pointed at a white Mercedes GLK that was stopped, facing southbound in a northbound lane of travel at Swinton and Atlantic Ave. The officer then pulled in front of the white Mercedes and made contact with Naughton, the driver of the car.
The officer suspected she was under the influence and asked Naughton to perform a field sobriety test, which she failed. Naughton then refused to cooperate with law enforcement and requested the presence of her lawyer.
The Delray Beach Police Officer reports the following incident:
“On 05/30/22, at approximately 2232 hours, I was patrolling the area of Atlantic Ave and Swinton Ave when I was flagged down by several passersby regarding a drunk driver. The passersby pointed at a white Mercedes GLK-Cass bearing FL tag PCIM99 stopped facing southbound on the northbound travel lane of N Swinton Ave at the intersection of Atlantic Ave. I proceeded to stop the vehicle by placing my marked patrol vehicle with lights on in front of the Mercedes.”
“I then made contact with the driver and sole occupant of the vehicle, a white female identified by FL/DL as Tricia Naughton. It should be noted that the vehicle was still on, set on Drive and the keys were still in the ignition. I then asked Naughton to place the vehicle on Park and requested her driver’s license, vehicle registration, and insurance. Naughton placed the vehicle on Park and provided me with her license and registration however, she handed me a vehicle maintenance receipt. After a brief explanation, Naughton was able to produce her vehicle registration.”
The officer says “Naughton’s speech was slurred, and her breath and person smelled strongly of an unknown alcoholic beverage. Her eyes were glassy and she had slow comprehension. I asked her where she was coming from tonight and she answered from Dada (52 N Swinton Ave, Delray Beach). I asked her where she was going and she stated “home” and proceeded to share her home address. I explained to her that she was driving the wrong way and she stated that she was stopped because several people were attempting to get her attention.”
“I then requested for her to step out of the vehicle. It should be noted that while stepping out of the vehicle she stumbled. It should also be noted that she was wearing pump-style high heels. I then requested for her to submit to a series of standardized roadside tasks and she refused further stating that she wanted her lawyer. I advised her of her Taylor Warnings and requested for her to submit to the standardized roadside tasks again and she agreed. The tasks were administered/performed and she was then placed under arrest. She was handcuffed and transported to PBCJ BAT where she was subjected to a 20-minute observation period”
“A breath test was requested and Naughton refused. Implied consent was read and Naughton refused a breath test again. Miranda Warnings were read but no questions were asked due to Naughton requesting a lawyer while on scene. She was later transferred to PBCJ without incident.”
Naughton was booked into the Palm Beach County Jail at 4:51 AM on Tuesday morning. Court records indicate Naughton has been released to her own recognizance (no bond) at 7:18 am the same morning.