Florida Woman's Boozy 120 MPH Chase Ends in Trooper's Fingernail Attack

Florida Woman’s Boozy 120 MPH Chase Ends in Trooper’s Fingernail Attack

A Florida woman’s purportedly intoxicated joyride, reaching speeds of 120 mph in a 55 mph zone, resulted in her apprehension.

However, the situation took a troubling turn when she engaged in a physical altercation with a Florida Highway Patrol trooper, during which she reportedly used her fingernails as a weapon.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Brittany Bianchi was arrested and charged with driving under the influence (DUI) following the incident that occurred on the Gandy Bridge in St. Petersburg on a Saturday night.

In addition to the DUI charge, the 31-year-old is also facing charges of resisting an officer with violence, battery on a law enforcement officer, habitual traffic offender, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, speeding, and driving without insurance.

This incident marks the third time within a decade that Bianchi has faced DUI charges, as reported by the troopers.

Bianchi was driving a Mercedes at a speed of 120 mph when she passed a patrolling trooper.

The trooper initiated a traffic stop, leading to Bianchi’s arrest for DUI. However, following her arrest, Bianchi allegedly became physically aggressive, digging her fingernails into the trooper’s hands, according to the report.

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