Gainesville police arrested Debra Oberlin, 48, after she had difficulty on a field sobriety test on Feb. 18 at 1:10 a.m., Police discovered Oberlin driving erratically on Northwest 19th Street, Oberlin was pulled over in the 3600 block of Northwest 39th Avenue.
The Gainesville police officer reported that Oberlin smelled of alcohol and had watery, bloodshot and dilated eyes. According to a police report, Oberlin told the officer she had four beers.
Oberlin registered a .234 and .239 on breath alcohol tests. Florida’s legal limit for driving is .08.
Gainesville’s MADD chapter existed for several years in the 1990s and closed in 1996 because of lack of funding. Debra Oberlin was the MADD local chapter president for three years.