A Clearwater woman was found slumped on the steering wheel of her red Volkswagen Beetle by deputies in Auburndale, Polk County Sheriff’s Office said.
Officers noticed the Volkswagen’s back tire parked on a curb near the entrance of the Hamptons Golf and Country Club about 2:30 a.m. The car’s engine was running, investigators said. As police spoke to the woman, 50-year-old Lee Anne Huff, who sat in the driver seat, they noticed her eyes were bloodshot and watery. Huff had a slurred speech, according to the affidavit.
Detectives asked the suspect for her driver’s license, and she gave them a credit card. She told authorities, “It was f***ing awesome,” when they asked her how much she had to drink, according to the arrest report. She swayed back and forth when she got out of her car, police said.
An open can of White Claw Hard Seltzer was seen by officers sitting in the car’s center console cup holder. Huff told deputies she is Fifth grade math and science teacher at Leila Davis Elementary School, 2630 Landmark Dr., Clearwater.
Huff was arrested on charges of driving under the influence, according to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office. Her blood alcohol level was recorded as 0.174 and 0.170 grams of alcohol per 210 liters of breath, investigators said. The legal threshold for DUI is 0.08 or more grams of alcohol per 210 liters of breath