Kimberly McCarthy, 18-year-old Tampa girl, gets three DUIs in less than three weeks, police say

TAMPA, Fla. -- A teen was charged with her third DUI in three weeks, and police say that two of her arrests happened within two days.

It's a distinction nobody would want to have, but police say 18-year-old Kimberly McCarthy now has on her record: Three mug shots in 17 days for the same crime.

McCarthy was charged with three separate DUI's between February 24th and March 11th.  Arrest reports show two of those arrests happened within two days.

"Her last one culminated with her crashing in to the back of a brand new car that had only been on the road a couple of weeks," said Tampa Police Sergeant Ray Fernandez.

The arrests have caught the attention of members of Hillsborough County's Mothers Against Drunk Driving.

"This apparently is one teenager who doesn't get it," said Linda Unfried of M.A.D.D.  "She should not be driving, she should be someplace where she's getting serious help."

According to arrest reports, alcohol only played a role in one of McCarthy's three arrests.

"From what it appears, she likes to drink very little," Fernandez said.  "Most of what she's doing is narcotics, she's smoking marijuana."

McCarthy is currently free on $3,000 dollars bond.  She's expected to appear in court Monday on her first DUI charge.

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