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Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office dashcam video released of woman suspected of DUI

Posted at 4:57 PM, Aug 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-23 19:00:44-04

The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office has released dashcam video of a woman who was stopped after a tow truck driver reported that he suspected her of driving under the influence.

There was a 3-year-old child in the backseat.

The tow truck driver followed her and called 911. NewsChannel 5 reported on his actions in this report by Tory Dunnan.

Deputies caught up with Brandy Lerma near Haverhill Road and Southern Boulevard and promptly took the child out of the vehicle.

Video shows Lerma losing her balance multiple times and slurring words.
 
When an officer asked her how much she had to drink Lerma said, "A couple of Fireballs."

The sheriff's office says tow truck driver Tony Martinez possibly save the child because he "saw something and said something."