Key West Woman Arrested for Biting Deputy During DUI Investigation

Key West, FL - A Key West woman was arrested on Saturday after she bit a deputy who pulled her over on suspicion of driving under the influence.

According to the Monroe County Sheriff's Office, 60-year-old Deborah Bennett Odom was arrested on charges of battery on a law enforcement officer and DUI.

The Monroe County Sheriff's Office responded to reports of a reckless motorist and encountered a red Range Rover SUV swerving on U.S. 1 near Mile Marker 82 at approximately 3:15 p.m.

Upon examination, the driver, identified as Odom, exhibited signs of intoxication and emitted a strong odor of alcohol.

As Deputies attempted to interact with Odom, she resisted their efforts, attempting to pull away and unbuckle her seat belt while inside the patrol vehicle.

Odom was taken into custody and transported to jail, where she bit and kicked a Corrections Deputy.

Fortunately, there were no life-threatening injuries reported as a result of the attack.

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