Holmes Beach woman arrested for BUI

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Laura A. Wilkes, 55

Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission and the U.S. Coast Guard arrested a boater in the Intracoastal Waterway near Cortez.

Laura A. Wilkes, 55, of Holmes Beach, was arrested for boating under the influence at 5:19 p.m. Aug. 19.

According to an FWC report, the Coast Guard boarded Wilkes’ vessel and towed it to a dock at the Seafood Shack, where Wilkes performed field sobriety tests.

The report states the officer noted “enough clues” to make the BUI arrest and transport her to the Manatee County jail.

Wilkes performed breath tests that measured 0.12 and 0.115 blood alcohol content. The legal limit is 0.08.

She posted a $500 bond and was released.

Her arraignment is set at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, at the Manatee County Judicial Center, 1051 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton.

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