OLDSMAR, Fla. — A vice mayor of a Florida town was arrested Wednesday morning for driving under the influence after crashing her Tesla with an open container of Fireball whisky in the center console, officials said.
Investigators said Norris, 59, stepped out of the vehicle and was slurring her speech and unsteady. Deputies found an open container of Fireball whisky in the center console. Two more unopened bottles were in her purse, officials said.
“It’s infuriating to know some drivers have no respect for the law or the lives around them,” Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister said. “Furthermore, Linda Norris is a public official and should behave accordingly. Instead, she serves as an example of our commitment to identifying and catching those who break the law, no matter who they are.”
Norris has served on the Oldsmar city council since 2010. Oldsmar Mayor Eric Seidel was saddened when he heard about the incident.
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