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Drunk woman impedes suspected drowning investigation

Hernando Today staff reports

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WEEKI WACHEE - Hernando County sheriff's deputies were investigating a potential drowning Saturday when an intoxicated Brooksville woman turned belligerent, yelled at deputies, and prevented Hernando County Fire Rescue EMS teams from treating the victim.

According to a sheriff's office arrest report, Jennifer Lynn Aviles, 37, interrupted emergency medical technicians several times while they were trying to speak with and treat the victim.

"(She) told them that her friend will not go to the hospital," the arresting deputy wrote.

The report shows Aviles was under the influence of alcohol when she disregarded law enforcement and medical workers' requests for her to stop. After she raised her voice and hands, yelling at another deputy, the investigator stopped his investigation to speak with Aviles.

Aviles still refused to comply, the report shows, so the investigating deputy decided to take her into custody.

"(Aviles) was intoxicated and would not comply," the report shows. "Upon taking (Aviles) into custody, she began flailing her arms and resisting."

Aviles was placed in an arm bar maneuver and taken to the ground, put in handcuffs, and placed in the back of the investigator's patrol car, the report shows.

"While en route to the jail, (Aviles) continued being belligerent, stating she will find mine and my sergeant's families and make them pay," the investigator noted.

Aviles was charged with resisting arrest without violence, and held on $500 bond, jail records show.

Jail records do not show Aviles as being arrested in Hernando County at any point in the past.

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