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roadside ballet Florida woman performed 'Irish folk dance moves' after being stopped for drink driving

Harrington was asked to perform the 'walk and turn and one leg stand', and she started to dance instead

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Amy Harrington (38) of Madeira Beach

Amy Harrington (38) of Madeira Beach

Amy Harrington (38) of Madeira Beach

A Florida woman performed “multiple ballet and Irish folk dance moves” after she was stopped by police on suspicion of driving under the influence in the US, it has been reported. 

Amy Harrington (38) of Madeira Beach, rear-ended another vehicle approximately one kilometre from her home on April 27.

When deputies arrived, they noted Harrington was showing several signs of impairment including bloodshot, watery, and glassy eyes as well as dilated pupils.

While undergoing field sobriety tests she “struggled to follow instructions, and was unsteady on her feet almost falling,” arrest documents said.

It was noted in the police report that Harrington was asked to perform the “walk and turn and one leg stand,” and she started to dance instead. She reportedly danced ballet-style, in addition to showing off some “Irish folk dance moves.”

When the inside of her vehicle was inspected, the officers reportedly discovered a drinking cup holding orange liquid. After a test of the beverage revealed the presence of spirits, they asserted that the beverage contained alcohol.

The sheriff’s office said Harrington later refused testing, which marks the second time she refused to test after a separate incident in Pinellas County on March 3, 2019.

Harrington was placed under arrest and booked into the Pinellas County Jail.

She is facing a misdemeanor DUI charge in addition to a second misdemeanor charge. She was released on a $650 bond the following day.

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