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Saturday, July 17, 2021

Ocala woman arrested after breathalyzer shows three times legal BAC limit

An Ocala woman who was allegedly seen swerving into on-coming traffic, was arrested on a DUI charge and blew over three times the legal blood alcohol concentration limit.

On July 7, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office received a call stating someone was behind a vehicle that was driving recklessly.

A MCSO deputy was able to locate the vehicle going at a high rate of speed, passing vehicles, swerving into on-coming traffic and into the grass. The deputy attempted a traffic stop and the driver, later identified as 36-year-old Hollie Koernschild, pulled into a mobile home park, drove over a bicycle, and almost hit a stationary vehicle, according to an MCSO Facebook post.

The vehicle Koernschild was driving had severe damage to its passenger side and the window was busted out.

The deputy contacted Koernschild, and he reported he could smell alcohol coming from her. When asked how much she had to drink, Koernschild replied,”A lot.”

During the finger-to-nose exercise, Koernschild pointed her fingers in the air and, when asked to recite the alphabet, her response was “Abc123” and “A to Z 123,” according to the deputy’s report.

Koernschild was placed under arrest and when she arrived at the Marion County Jail, her breath test revealed she had .255 blood alcohol concentration. The legal limit under which to drive in Florida is .08.

Koernschild was released on July 9 and had a bond total of $3,500. She was charged with a DUI, simple assault, and conditional release violation. A court date is set for August 24 at 9:30 a.m., jail records show.