U.S. Highway 98, Walton County— Two men and one woman are arrested over the weekend in Walton County for Driving Under the Influence; both men admitting to drinking before getting behind the wheel.
On Sunday evening Walton County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested James Turner, 50, Jessica Wright, 38, and Seferino Sanchez, 24, after all three were observed driving recklessly along U.S. Highway 98.
Turner, who tested more than twice the legal limit at .264, was observed swerving back and forth while driving and tailgating another vehicle around 5:30pm Sunday evening. Turner admitted to deputies he “drank two beers and a shot.”
Wright was also observed swerving back and forth while driving and then braking abruptly in the middle of the road. Wright passed over her license three different times while trying to locate it in her purse as the deputy stood watching. She also told deputies she was coming from a bar on the “westside.”
Sanchez, who was the third arrested Sunday for DUI, almost struck a deputy’s vehicle multiple times as he drove east on U.S. Highway 98 and was even observed stopped at a green light. He admitted to having “three or four very strong beers” while drinking in Destin. Sanchez blew a .251 and then a .248 in two different breathalyzer samples.
Turner was arrested for driving under the influence and failure to maintain lanes. Wright was arrested for driving under the influence and failure to maintain lanes. Sanchez arrested for driving under the influence and failure to obey a traffic signal. All were transported and booked into the Walton County Jail.
The Walton County Sheriff’s Office is committed to taking drunk drivers off of our roadways. Please remember no night of drinking is worth your life or the life of somebody else.