Police in Orlando, Fla., received a call from a motorist regarding a reckless driver on Oct. 2, who reportedly stopped her car in the middle of an Orlando roadway, backed up, and nearly hit another motorist.
When police arrived on the scene, according to WESH in Orlando, they discovered the reckless driver’s child was sitting in the front passenger seat, and that the driver was “slumped” and smelled of alcohol.
The driver, who refused a field sobriety test, was identified as Mindy Wiltshire, a nurse employed at the Orlando Regional Medical Center (ORMC).
Police also noted that Wiltshire’s eyes “were bloodshot and glassy.”
Police reports state that when the driver finally got out of her car after refusing that field sobriety test, that “she staggered to the rear and had to balance herself on the car.”
The Orlando Police Department officers arrested her on charges of DUI, child neglect and bribery. In addition to driving drunk with a child in the car and trying to bribe one of the officers, Wiltshire also threatened the police.
According to her arrest report, Wiltshire said to the arresting officers, "I'm a nurse at ORMC and I hope that you don't ever need my medical treatment there."
"They better hope they never get shot," she later told other officials, the report said.
Officers said Wiltshire made a comment about one of the officer's sexuality and then tried to bribe the woman with cash.
"If you let me go now, I'll let you have all that money," Wiltshire said, according to the report.
The Orlando Regional Medical Center is conducting an internal investigation into Wiltshire’s arrest, and released a statement that said the incident “did not impact the care of our patients.”
Allegations of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and threats of withholding medical care are serious matters, and do not reflect the behavior we expect from our team members," the statement read in part.
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