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<p><span id="docs-internal-guid-60d9fda2-841e-d356-f2a6-5646de0f814f"><span>Hannah Choi</span></span></p>

Hannah Choi

A UF student was charged with drunk driving early Friday after she was accused of driving in the wrong direction, Gainesville Police said.

Hannah Choi, 29, drove a black 2014 Mini Cooper north in the southbound lane of Northeast Waldo Road near Northeast 16th Avenue when an officer noticed her and pulled her over, an arrest report said. The officer smelled alcohol and told Choi to park, but Choi reversed and began driving away.

When two officers yelled at Choi to stop, she exited the car, the report said.

Officers handcuffed her and placed her in a patrol car, where she was able to squeeze a hand out of the handcuffs, the report said.

She told police she had two drinks at a pub called Munegin’s On 13th, the report said. She initially agreed to sobriety tests but then told the officer he was “drunk and coked out” and put her hands on his chest.

Her blood alcohol content measured by a breathalyzer was 0.198, more than twice the legal amount to drive, the report said.

“(Choi) made statements of ‘Try me!’ as she looked at me with the meanest expression she could muster,” an officer wrote in the report.

Choi is a UF student, according to a UF directory.

Choi was charged with driving under the influence and resisting arrest without violence. She was released from the Alachua County Jail on Friday afternoon on a $20,000 bond.

Choi did not respond to a request for comment.

Contact Meryl Kornfield at mkornfield@alligator.org. Follow her on Twitter at @MerylKornfield

Hannah Choi

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