Police: Drunken woman drives wrecked car to jail

Published On: Jan 21 2014 10:48:38 AM EST   Updated On: Jan 21 2014 09:25:45 PM EST

Police say a 33-year-old woman did them a favor when she drove her badly damaged Ford Escape that was missing a tire onto Alachua County Jail property.

Brielle Irene Watkins was charged with driving under the influence after jail officials noticed she was showing signs of impairment and called Gainesville police on Monday.
A police report indicates the vehicle had fresh crash damage. It did not say whether she knew she was entering jail property when she drove into the parking lot.
The Gainesville Sun reports the woman's breath samples were .222 and .215, both nearly three times the limit at which someone in Florida is considered drunk.
She remains in the county jail Tuesday morning.