IMOKALEE, Fla. (CBS Tampa) – A local woman was arrested after she attempted to hit her ex-boyfriend with a car. She missed, and wound up hitting a tree instead.

According to CBS affiliate WINK News, 45-year-old Veronica Doctor of Hollywood, Fla. had been drinking at Seminole Casino with a friend on Tuesday before they drove over to her ex-boyfriend’s house in Doctor’s black GMC SUV.

She arrived around 2 a.m., then proceeded to honk the horn. The unnamed victim told authorities with the Collier County Sheriff’s Office that he attempted to ignore the honking, as he knew it was likely Doctor.

When he did look outside, he saw her driving around in circles on the front yard, figuring out from her behavior that she was intoxicated.

The victim reportedly approached Doctor to address the fact that she had been driving drunk. As the argument escalated, the victim said he walked away – which was when Doctor allegedly tried to hit him with her car.

He moved out of the way in time to avoid being injured, and Doctor instead ran into a nearby tree.

Emergency responders and police arrived on the scene around 2:15 a.m., and noted to the station that Doctor was slurring her speech and smelled of alcohol. Authorities also noticed that Doctor’s eyes were glassy, and that she had trouble maintaining her balance.

The woman was first taken to the hospital, where it was discovered that her blood alcohol level was at .259. Doctor was then arrested and taken to the Naples Jail Center.

WINK News learned that she is now facing charges of aggravated assault and driving under the influence.


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