Monday, January 11, 2010
FOX: Congressman's daughter arrested
Congressman's daughter arrested
Updated: Saturday, 09 Jan 2010, 3:48 PM EST
Published : Saturday, 09 Jan 2010, 9:22 AM EST
MAITLAND, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) - Rep. John Mica’s daughter, D’anne Mica, was arrested Friday and charged with DUI.
At around 3 a.m. Maitland police arrested the 34-year-old on Poinciana Lane and Via Tuscany.
According to the arrest affidavit, Mica was driving a black SUV when a Maitland officer saw it swerving across the road. The officer pulled her over and reported he could smell alcohol on her breath. When questioned, Mica told police she had come from Tom and Jerry’s bar in Winter Park where she had “a couple of cocktails.” She later told the officer she had been at a new Mexican restaurant in downtown Orlando where she had some vodka drinks.
Mica agreed to get out of the car for evaluation but refused to wear a coat and took off her high heeled boots when asked to walk a line of masking tape. She failed the field sobriety test and blood alcohol tests, blowing a .192 and .198, which are more than double the legal limit of .08.
She was booked into the Orange County Jail and released on $500 bond.
Mica is the founder and president of Mica Strategic Communications, a public relations company based in Orlando. According to her online biography, she previously worked at a local TV station in Orlando and gave tours for Sea World. She was also a fundraiser for the Republican National Committee.
Her father John Mica is a republican congressman representing several counties across Central Florida.