MARTIN COUNTY, FL — A motorist who was driving the wrong way on Interstate 95 was unruly when she was taken into custody Sunday, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
Karen Faye Williams, 46, of Pompano Beach, was charged with two counts of battery on a law enforcement officer, resisting a law enforcement officer with violence and driving under the influence. She was being held in lieu of $15,750 bail at the Martin County Jail.
Witnesses called 911 when they saw Williams driving erratically on northbound I-95 about 4:30 p.m. Sunday near mile marker 87. The callers said Williams couldn’t stay in a single lane in her silver Kia, the arrest affidavit states. One caller said the Kia at one point was traveling southbound in the northbound lanes, the affidavit states.
An FHP trooper found Williams sitting near the Kia at the rest stop off of I-95, the report states. The woman kicked the trooper several times as he was placing her in handcuffs, the report states. Williams also struck a corrections deputy in the head at the Martin County Jail, officials said.
The trooper said Williams’ blood-alcohol level was .270 percent, which is three times the state limit of 0.08 percent. Officials said they also found cocaine in her system.
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