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Word-fumbling Naples woman jailed on DUI charge after claiming to drink 2 shots

Deandra Corbin Duquet

A Naples woman found herself behind bars recently after a Marion County sheriff’s deputy saw her run through a stop sign.

The vehicle, driven by 19-year-old Deandra Corbin Duquet, turned onto N.E. 7th Street and came to a stop in the westbound lane of travel. An officer from the Ocala Police Department also observed the violation and performed a traffic stop on Duquet’s black four-door Kia sedan.

The Marion County sheriff’s deputy backed up the Ocala officer on the traffic stop and heard Duquet “fumble” her words. The deputy smelled the odor of an intoxicating beverage emitting from Duquet’s breath as she spoke, a sheriff’s office report states.

Duquet told the deputy she was coming from Daytona. When asked how much she had had to drink, she replied “two shots.” The deputy then invited Duquet to participate in field sobriety exercises, which she agreed to do. She used her vehicle for support as she walked to the rear of the sedan and then leaned on it for balance, the report says.

Duquet failed all five field sobriety exercises, including failing to correctly recite the alphabet. She was then placed under arrest and transported to the Marion County Jail.

Duquet was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs and released on $1,000 bond. She is due in court Sept. 30 at 1 p.m., jail records show.

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