Holmes Beach woman arrested for driving, drugs

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Kelly Jo Keiter, 49

Kelly Jo Keiter, 49, of Holmes Beach, was arrested March 27 in Holmes Beach for violating a court-ordered probation, driving on a suspended license and carrying 23 pills without a prescription.

Holmes Beach police stopped Keiter at 11:52 p.m. in a westbound Nissan in the 700 block of Manatee Avenue. She was traveling 54 mph in a 35-mph zone, according to a police report.

HBPD Officer Alan Bores reported Keiter told him her driver’s license was suspended and he determined she was violating an 11 p.m. probation curfew.

A police report indicates officers searched the vehicle and found a bottle with 10 oxycodone and four alprazolam pills under the passenger seat, four oxycodone pills next to the driver’s seat and an oxycodone in Keiter’s purse.

Keiter was transported to Manatee County jail, where she is being held without bond on the probation violation.

A $34,000 bond was assigned for the drug charges and a $500 bond for the DWSL.

Keiter has a record of theft convictions in 2009, 2014 and 2015. She was sentenced to two years probation which, according to a December 2016 court order, was extended until 2018, for shoplifting.

In October 2016, Keiter was arrested for shoplifting and possessing drugs in Bradenton — two open cases, in addition to the recent Holmes Beach arrest.

Her arraignment in the Holmes Beach case is set for 9 a.m. April 18 at the Manatee County Judicial Center, 1051 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton.

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