Correction: Deputy responds to complaint of drunk driver

Correction: In the Jan. 17 issue of Navarre Press, we published an incident report involving a subject named Amanda Jean Phillips. All information obtained from the report was extracted for a Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office arrest report. We later learned the arrest report had incorrect information, which included the wrong address. We have since received a corrected arrest report. The woman arrested for the offenses is Amanda Jean (Owens) Phillips who resides in the 6600 block of Fairmont Street in Navarre, Not Allie Grimes Road in Holley.

Corrected incident report:

Amanda Jean (Owens) Phillips, 37, of the 6600 block of Fairmont Street, was arrested Jan. 1 on charges of a DUI, resisting an officer and fraud-imperson.

According to a police report, law enforcement responded to a drunk driver complaint at Ruby Tuesday in Gulf Breeze. A complainant said the driver was passed out and had an air can held to her mouth. The deputy approached the vehicle which was running and in park. The driver, later identified as Phillips, was sitting in the driver seat slumped over the center console. The deputy said he knocked on the window and announced himself several times, but Phillips remained motionless. The deputy reported seeing several bottles of compressed air on the passenger side floor board. He opened the driver side door to check on Phillips. She slowly sat up and the deputy asked if she was alright. Phillips nodded her head up and down very slowly. The deputy asked if she would perform field sobriety tasks and she said no, according to the report. Phillips grabbed the driver side door and attempted to close it. The deputy stopped the door and told Phillips to step outside the vehicle and she refused. The deputy grabbed Phillip’s left wrist and she pulled away, leaning her body further into the vehicle. She was pulled out of the vehicle by the deputy and fell to the ground where she was handcuffed. Phillips was asked what her name was and she was silent. The deputy informed her that she was being detained and it was illegal for her to refuse to identify herself. Phillips told the deputy her name was “Mandy Owens” and refused to give her middle name or date of birth. Phillips was identified by her driver’s license the deputy located near the driver’s seat.

Phillips was released on a $1,500 bond.

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