News: Woman arrested on DUI charge after crashing into yard in Lakeland

LAKELAND, FL – A woman was arrested on a DUI charge after authorities say she drove off the road and crashed in Lakeland late Tuesday night.

Fox 13 News reports 35-year-old Brittney Medina was driving a Kia Sorrento in the area of Clubhouse Road and Live Oak Road when the accident occurred at about 11 p.m. According to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, she crashed through a fence before the vehicle came to rest in a homeowner’s backyard.

Medina and a child who was with her in the vehicle were not injured. The sheriff’s office said Medina failed a field sobriety test and said her blood alcohol level was over the legal limit.

She was charged with DUI with property damage and child abuse. The sheriff’s office said Medina is employed at Lakeland Christian School as an attendance counselor.

If you have been injured in a car accident as the result of someone’s careless choice to drive under the influence, the dedicated legal team at Kemp, Ruge and Green can help you fight back for justice. Our Polk County Car Accident Lawyers have the experience and knowledge to secure the financial compensation you are entitled to. To discuss your individual case in detail, call us today for a free consultation at 727-645-0769 or contact us via the form on our site.

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