News Velazquez DUI
posted by October 18 at 17:10 PMon
Our news intern Brian Slodysko checked out Velazquez’s police report.
According to the Velazquez DUI police report, at 11:30 pm, police witnessed Velazquez driving her Volvo station wagon 20 mph over the speed limit along NW Market St. in Ballard. They also observed her drifting around in her lane and crossing the road’s centerline.
After pulling her over, the report indicates that the officer “detected the signs of alcohol intoxication.” After failing roadside sobriety tests, Velazquez was arrested on suspicion of DUI. There was a female passenger with Velazquez who had “also been drinking alcohol.” This passenger arranged her own ride home.
At the police station, Velazquez refused to take a breathalizer test (asked three times) and eventually, after some wrangling, signed the implied consent form which means she will lose her license for a year.
Velazquez requested a lawyer. The report states that she spent the next 15 minutes on the phone, after which the she was asked to hang up. She made two more phone calls, before the officer made her put the phone down.
The officer later drove Velazquez home.