FloridaKeysSherriff Two sisters from Miami were both arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol Saturday night because after being stopped by deputies, they switched seats in the vehicle they were traveling in. Deputy Juan Martin-Reyes followed the Volkswagen northbound from the 23 mile marker to the 30 mile marker of the highway just before 11 p.m. He observed the vehicle swerving, increasing and decreasing speeds and braking suddenly. He turned on his lights and siren and the car stopped suddenly in the lane of traffic. Through the back window he could see the driver and passenger quickly switch seats. Deputy Spencer Curry arrived as back up. The deputies had both 18 year old Steffany Miranda and 24 year old Vanessa Miranda perform field sobriety exercises. Both girls had trouble performing the exercises and were, according to the deputies, visibly impaired and smelled of alcohol. Because both girls were, at some point, in control of the vehicle behind the steering wheel with the keys in the ignition, they were both charged with driving under the influence of alcohol.
The only way that this makes any logical sense is the 18-year-old must have been driving. The sisters either thought that the 24-year-old was not that drunk, or they decided that one of them had to take the fall, and at least the over 24-year-old was above drinking age and maybe the penalty would be less.. Either way, the police are obviously are paying attention when they pull someone over, and the “switching drivers move” never works. If you are both drunk, the only move here is to let the driver take the hit, there’s no way out of an arrest in this situation. Not even in Florida.
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