Holmes Beach woman arrested for DUI

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A possible overdose led Holmes Beach police to a woman in a white Jaguar who overstayed her welcome at the pump at a gas station.

Eileen Riley, 56, of Holmes Beach, was arrested for driving under the influence after she was found slumped over the wheel of her car at 10:20 p.m. Nov. 23 at the Citgo, 3015 Gulf Drive.

The gas station operator told police the car had been parked at the pump for at least three hours.

When Officer Tom Fraser arrived, he took Riley’s cellphone and purse from her lap, turned off her car’s engine and made several attempts to rouse her, according to a police report.

After she woke up, she allegedly performed poorly on a field sobriety test and provided breath samples, which measured 0.00 on two tries.

Riley told the officer she was tired after eating Thanksgiving turkey earlier that day.

She allegedly refused to provide a urine sample.

Found in Riley’s vehicle were three bottles of prescription drugs commonly used for opioid dependence and nerve pain, which police seized as evidence, the report stated.

Riley was transported and booked into the Manatee County jail. She was released on a $1,000 bond.

Her arraignment is set for 8:25 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 27, at the Manatee County Judicial Center, 1051 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton.

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