Florida Corrections Officer Arrested For DUI And Child Endangerment
A Florida City woman employed as a corrections officer for the state of Florida has been taken into custody for driving under the influence of alcohol and head butting police officers at the scene. While all of this was unfolding, the female corrections officer’s minor children were in the car with her.
CBS Miami reported in a story appearing on March 11th that Miami Dade police officers observed Miya Bell, 27, driving her Nissan Rogue in an erratic manner in the area around Southwest 184th Street and 127th Avenue at approximately 11:50 p.m. on Saturday night.
After nearly causing an accident, officers pulled Bell over near the intersection of 137th Avenue and 160th Street. According to the arrest report, Bell smelled strongly of alcohol at the time. Officers say that Bell also displayed other symptoms of intoxication such as bloodshot and watery eyes.
Bell refused to cooperate with officers when asked to submit to field sobriety tests. While police attempted to place her under arrest, Bell scratched, bit, kicked and head-butted officers at the scene, injuring one of the officers.
Officers also noted Bells’ young children sleeping in the back seat of the vehicle and alerted the Florida Department of Children and Families.
Bell, who has worked as a corrections officer for three years is currently facing charges of DUI, child endangerment and abuse and other related charges. The agency will review her charges before determining any disciplinary action for Bell.