(Waldorf, Md.) — On 2/20/2018 at 2:06 p.m., TFC Jeans was conducting stationary speed enforcement on southbound Maryland Route 5 north of Forest Park, Waldorf, Charles County, Maryland. TFC Jeans observed a silver Hyundai which appeared to be traveling above the posted 55 mph speed limit. Utilizing his agency issued LIDAR speed measuring device, TFC Jeans obtained a speed of 112 mph on the silver Hyundai.

TFC Jeans conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle, and made contact with the operator who was identified as Denise Rochelle Carroll (54yo from Capital Heights, MD). Upon making contact with Carroll, TFC Jeans detected the strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on Carroll’s breath.

TFC Jeans had Carroll attempt Standardized Field Sobriety Tests. At the conclusion of the tests, it was determined Carroll was unable to safely operate a vehicle due to impairment from alcohol.

Carroll was transported to the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack, where she refused to submit to an evidentiary breath test.

Carroll was taken to the Charles County Detention Center, and charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, Exceeding the Speed Limit, Negligent Driving, Reckless Driving, and additional traffic charges.
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