A UF student was arrested for driving drunk after leaving Midtown on Friday, University Police said.
Brittny Diane Castillo, 22, was pulled over by police on West University Avenue after an officer saw her drive into an intersection with a red light, speed 10 miles over the limit and drift into a bicycle lane at about 2:30 a.m., according to an arrest report. The officer said she avoided eye contact and admitted to rolling through the red light.
The officer saw a cup in the center console cup holder, which looked like it contained an alcoholic drink, according to the report. Castillo’s eyes were red and her passenger’s speech was slurred, police said.
She told police she and her passenger, who was her boyfriend, were going home from Midtown, and she had two drinks earlier that night, according to the report. The officer said she smelled like alcohol and performed poorly on field sobriety exercises.
Castillo refused to give a breath sample at UPD headquarters.
She is listed as a UF student in the UF directory.
Castillo was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence and taken to the Alachua County Jail. She was released Saturday at about 12:36 p.m. on her own recognizance.
Castillo could not be reached for comment.