Lakewood Ranch woman arrested for DUI

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Caroline Nordhausen, 20

Clocked at 54 mph in a 35-mph zone, a Lakewood Ranch woman was stopped and arrested for driving under the influence in Holmes Beach.

Caroline Nordhausen, 20, was arrested after she brought a 2018 Hyundai Elantra to an abrupt stop at 1:29 a.m. Dec. 19.

Holmes Beach Police Officer Alexander Hurt observed Nordhausen traveling east on Manatee Avenue at East Bay Drive at a high rate of speed and caught up with her in the 12000 block of Manatee Avenue, according to a police report.

Nordhausen told Hurt she had been drinking at D.Coy Ducks Tavern in Holmes Beach with a friend, the report stated.

After performing poorly on a roadside field-sobriety test, the officer arrested and took Nordhausen to the Holmes Beach police station, where she refused to submit to a blood alcohol level test.

From there, she was transported to the Manatee County jail for booking.

She was released after posting a $120 bond.

Nordhausen’s arraignment is at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, at the Manatee County Judicial Center, 1051 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton.

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