Police on St. Thomas arrested Lynn Millin Maduro, commissioner of Property and Procurement, and charged her with driving under the influence of alcohol.
The incident took place a few minutes after 6 p.m. Tuesday on Veterans Drive. Maduro was arrested Thursday and charged with DUI and negligent driving. Two cars, one of them Maduro’s, were damaged in the accident.
Officers arriving at the scene Tuesday evening said they interviewed Maduro and the other driver whose vehicle had been damaged. Officers said they observed that Maduro had a high odor of alcohol on her breath, that her eyes were watery and that her speech was slurred.
The investigation also revealed that Maduro initially left the scene of the accident and then returned, according to the report from the V.I. Police Department.
Officers conducted a field sobriety test at the scene, which police said she failed. Maduro was detained and taken to the VIPD Traffic Bureau office where she was given a Breathalyzer test.
Maduro was arrested Thursday morning and charged with driving under the influence, and negligent driving. She attended her advice of rights hearing the same day. She posted bail of $500 and was released by the Superior Court of the Virgin Islands pending further court action.