Juli Ann Arnold arrested for 4th DUI

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By Cathleen O'Toole

FORT PIERCE, Fla. (WPBF/CNN) - The clinical director of a Florida drug and alcoholic rehabilitation center resigns after her fourth drunk driving arrest. But you won't believe why police pulled her over.

The traffic stop came three days before the New Year on Fort Pierce's Orange Avenue.

A deputy says Juli Ann Arnold's broken tail light turned into something much more.

His reports says that he found an open container of alcohol, eight grams of marijuana, more alcohol, and an orange prescription bottle with pills and no label and assorted pills.

The stop happened just down the street from the Counseling Recovery Center, a place for women to fight addiction, a place where Arnold was the clinical director until the executive director confirmed the 49-year-old resigned after the arrest.

"If you've been addicted to alcohol or drugs, gambling that's going to be part of your life," said Michael Hofmaier with the Suncoast Mental Health Center.

Hofmaier doesn't know Arnold, but through patients knows the power of addiction. He says it's a lifelong struggle that, for some, is especially difficult during this time of year.

Police say Arnold's driver's license was revoked in 2004.

St. Lucie County court records show that Arnold was previously arrested and later convicted of DUI in 1994 and 1996. She was also convicted of DUI in Martin County in 2004.

 

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