Drunk driving is certainly no laughing matter although it is laughable to think that this woman was so drunk she didn’t realize she had nowhere to run after striking a police vehicle, which was witnessed by at least two police officers.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, 45-year-old Colleen Comfort, of Palm Coast, was drunk when she struck a stopped patrol car, then fled the scene without stopping. She was arrested after a breathalyzer showed she had twice the legal limit of alcohol in her system. Fortunately the police officer was unharmed in the collision.
Troopers said Comfort failed to stop for the accident, and Sapp, who was on the scene for the first traffic stop, pursued her until stopping her at the intersection of Collingwood Lane and Cottonwood Court.
Sapp told the trooper he saw Comfort’s vehicle approaching the traffic stop scene. He said the vehicle did not appear to be slowing before colliding with the patrol car door.
Comfort told troopers she thought she hit a mailbox. Troopers said she declined to submit to field sobriety tests and was transported to the Flagler County Inmate Facility. Troopers said a blood alcohol breat test was administered and Comfort registered a .252 on the initial test. The legal alcohol limit is .08.