Woman pulled over for speeding admits to drinking half a pint of vodka beforehand

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52-year-old Candy Matthews was charged with driving under the influence, revoked license, drug paraphernalia, possession of cocaine, contraband in a facility when being booked for a DUI, and cocaine was found in her bra.

On September 8th, Tennessee Highway Patrol Officer Vincent Turocy performed a traffic stop when he observed a vehicle traveling south on Interstate 65 in the middle lane going 94 miles per hour. The officer was sitting stationary on the left shoulder, so he pulled out and caught up to the speeding vehicle with lights and sirens activated. The vehicle slowed and moved over to the right lane but did not stop. The vehicle finally exited the interstate at Trinity Lane and stopped.

Candy Matthews (MNPD)
Candy Matthews (MNPD)

Officer Turocy told the driver, Candy Matthews, to put the vehicle in park and noticed she was not wearing her seat belt. He also observed the odor of an alcoholic beverage on Candy’s breath as well as scabs along her veins, red glassy eyes, slurred speech, and she was unsteady on her feet. She told the officer she had not drank anything or taken any drugs. When Officer Turocy administered a field sobriety test, she performed poorly. Candy eventually admitted to drinking half a pint of vodka one hour and thirty minutes prior to driving. The officer also found a metal pipe used to smoke drugs. During booking half a gram of cocaine was found in Candy’s bra and she yelled across the booking office that she didn’t know it was there.

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Candy Matthews was arrested and charged with a DUI, driving on a suspended or revoked license (2nd offense), unlawful drug paraphernalia, possession of cocaine, contraband in a penal institution. Her bond was set at $11,000.



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