Bradenton woman crashes, arrested for DUI

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Margaret Keegan, 57

A two-car crash April 22 east of the Cortez Road Bridge led the Florida Highway Patrol to arrest a Bradenton motorist for driving impaired — a DUI arrest at more than three times the legal limit.

Dispatched at 2:28 a.m., deputies reported finding Margaret Keegan, 57, in a vehicle and showing signs of impairment.

According to the report, her vehicle struck another car after she allegedly failed to brake at a stop sign at 127th Street West. No injuries were reported.

Keegan told the deputy she was driving from a friend’s house and drank three glasses of wine with food.

At the request of the FHP, Keegan agreed to field-sobriety tests, which she performed poorly, according to a deputy’s report. She was transported to the Manatee County jail.

Keegan provided two breath samples at the jail. Both measured 0.276 blood-alcohol content. The legal limit is 0.08.

In addition to the DUI charge, the FHP ticketed Keegan for running a stop sign.

She was granted a supervised release at her first appearance in court.

Keegan’s arraignment is set for 8:25 a.m. Wednesday, May 23, at the Manatee County Judicial Center, 1051 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton.

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