Florida Woman Arrested For Hitting A Vehicle, Removed Handcuffs And Hid Them In Her Bra In An Attempt To Escape While Being Transported To Station

A Florida woman was arrested for hitting a vehicle and causing it to flip on its side removed her handcuffs and hid them in her bra in an attempt to escape, police said.

Leesa Gigliotti, 31, was charged with escape for taking off the handcuffs while she was being transported to the police station, a charging document said.

Once at the police station at 129 Valor Blvd., the officer noticed Gigliotti did not have her handcuffs on. She had red marks on her wrist where she injured them when she forcefully removed the handcuffs, police said.

The officer searched the vehicle for the handcuffs but could not find them, a report states.

Gigliotti’s encounter with police began at 7:39 p.m. when officers were called to the intersection of South Peninsula Drive and Revilo Boulevard where a vehicle was on its side in the middle of the road, investigators said.

The victim told police that he was driving in front of Gigliotti. She was apparently impatient at the speed the victim was driving, a report said.

Gigliotti overtook the victim by crossing over double-yellow lines. In doing so, Gigliotti hit the victim’s vehicle, causing it to overturn, police said.

Gigliotti drove her damaged Toyota Prius until it was inoperable, police said.

Glgiotti smelled of alcohol and failed sobriety tests. Her breath tests showed her alcohol level to be .215, .210 and .203. The legal limit in Florida is .08, authorities said.

Glgliotti was also found with highly concentrated marijuana oil in her car. She did not have a medical marijuana card, police said.

Daytona Beach police additionally charged Glgliotti with DUI, three counts of DUI with damage to a person/property, two counts of leaving the scene of a crash with injury/vulnerable road user,  possession of synthetic cannabis, leaving the scene of a crash with damage to property of more than $50, aiding escape, and reckless driving with damage to person or property.

Gigliotti was out of jail on $2,500 bail, court records show.

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