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article imageDUI suspect pulled over and accidentally sets car on fire

By Leigh Goessl
Nov 11, 2011 in Crime
Louisville - Police pulled a Louisville, Ky. woman over for suspicion of driving under the influence early Thursday morning. Not only did the woman end up being charged, she also set her car on fire.
Police pulled the woman over for suspicion of DUI early Thursday morning around 3 a.m. WDRB in Louisville said according to the arrest report, a car was driving eastbound on Cardinal Blvd., near S. Floyd St., in Louisville, and police noticed the vehicle was going about 40 mph in a 25 mph zone and weaving in the street's lanes.
The observing officer pulled the car over and allegedly the woman "smelled strongly of alcohol, had red, glassy eyes and appeared to be disoriented". WDRB also reported police said the suspect "dropped a lit cigarette in [the] door, catching paper in the door on fire."
No word on the size of the fire or how much damage was caused.
Police say the woman could not recite the alphabet from "D" to "Q". NBC Chicago reported Voss failed field tests and blew a 0.207 in a breathalyzer test.
Also noted in the arrest report, the woman had in her possession her sister's identification card, which was allegedly used to enter a bar.
The suspect, 20-year-old Becca Voss, was charged with driving under the influence and reckless driving.
In the State of Kentucky, the legal level of alcohol for driving is 0.08 percent and for individuals under the proper designated drinking age of 21, all states have "zero-tolerance" laws.
Findlaw states, "Zero-tolerance laws make it a criminal DUI offense for motorists under the age of 21 to drive with even a negligible amount of alcohol in their systems, ranging from 0.00 to 0.02 percent BAC (depending on the state)."
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