By Kevin Deutsch
A Coral Springs woman was arrested for driving under the influence with her daughter in the car after the girl told police her mom was “drunk,” court records show.
Jessica Lumsdon, 34, of Pompano Beach, was driving a black Jeep Wrangler on March 5 when Coral Springs Police officers saw her speeding and driving erratically in the 9900 block of West Sample Road, according to an arrest affidavit.
Police pulled Lumsdon over in the parking lot of the Windsor Castle apartments, 3400 Coral Springs Drive, but when an officer stepped out of his patrol car, Lumsdon allegedly kept driving, records show.
Once the Jeep stopped, Lumsdon allegedly failed to comply with the officer’s orders and showed signs she had been drinking alcohol, according to police.
At one point, Lumsdon’s daughter whispered to a police officer that her mother was “drunk,” the affidavit states. The girl’s age was not listed in court records.
Lumsdon also failed a field sobriety test, at which point she was arrested, police said.
After being taken into custody, Lumsdon became “irate and aggressive,” pulling away from officers while her hands were bound with handcuffs, records show.
“Once placed in a patrol car, she began thrashing around, kicking and spitting in the patrol car,” an officer wrote. “Jessica also vomited in the back of my patrol car, leaving a strong odor of alcohol in my patrol vehicle.”
Later, when police tried to give Lumsdon a breath test, she told an officer: “F— you, eat my a-ss, I ain’t doing none of that s—,” the affidavit states.
She also called an officer a “cracker” and told him “suck my d—,” among other vulgar terms, records show.
Later, according to the affidavit, she spit on an officer’s cheek, telling him: “I’ll spit on your face p—- cracker. Tell the judge that. And f— the judge too.”
Lumsdon was booked into the Broward Main Jail on charges that include battery on a police officer, driving under the influence, unlawful speeding, and failure to drive in a single lane.
Bond was set at $1,500, records show. It was not immediately clear Thursday whether Lumsdon had been released.
It was also not immediately clear what happened to Lumsdon’s daughter after the arrest.
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- Kevin Deutsch is an award-winning crime journalist and author. A graduate of Florida International University, Kevin has worked on staff at The Miami Herald, New York Daily News, and The Palm Beach Post.
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