Traffic stop reveals woman driving naked

No explanation as to why she was driving nude

INDIANTOWN — Deputies anticipated a detailed traffic stop investigation when they pulled over a driver and smelled both alcohol and marijuana in her car.

But before they could proceed, they had to ask the driver put her clothes on.One deputy said he noticed Charlene Johnson drifting in and out of her lane as she traveled west on Warfield. When Johnson pulled over at the corner of Southwest Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and the deputy saw she was naked, he called a female deputy to assist, according to the arrest affidavit.

From the neck up, deputies said they could see Johnson's hazel-colored eyes were bloodshot and brimming with tears. They later determined the bloodshot eyes likely had to do with her blood-alcohol content test results, which were .182 and .169, both at least twice that of the state's .08 legal limit. Johnson told them she was crying because of an argument she had with her boyfriend in West Palm Beach. But from the neck down, Johnson had no explanation as to why she was driving nude.

It's not known whether Johnson started her trip in the buff. Deputies said she had a shirt and a pair of shorts on the driver's side floor. However, she struggled to find the clothes and to put them on after deputies said they instructed her to do so.

Johnson stepped out of the car with clothes on but with her balance off. Three times, the deputies had to catch the 5-foot-10, 140-pound motorist. Inside her Ford, they found 46.5 grams of marijuana and several prescription pills, according to the affidavit.

Johnson was charged with possession of marijuana over 20 grams and drug paraphernalia and driving under the influence. She posted $11,500 bail Wednesday at the Martin County Jail.

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