The owner of the truck told Deputy Vaughn O’Keefe he was helping a friend move at 10:20 p.m. in Key Largo RV Park. His Ford F150 was parked nearby, unlocked with the keys inside. He said 32 year old Christina Bohnstedt approached him and asked for his name. After they spoke, he went back to moving. When he turned around, he saw her driving away in his truck.
The victim used his friend’s truck and attempted to follow Bohnstedt, calling the Sheriff’s Office at the same time. He said he had trouble keeping up with her, at one point reaching 80 miles an hour as she still pulled away from him. At the 98 mile marker he lost sight of her and stopped.
Deputy Patricia Garcia spotted the truck and saw it turn onto village Street. Deputy O’Keefe was also in the area. The two deputies, along with Deputy Nestor Argote stopped her.
Bohnstedt was noticeably intoxicated and was not able to complete field sobriety exercises properly. She refused to take a breathalyzer test and refused to sign her citations.
A check on her name revealed her license had been revoked for two prior arrests for driving under the influence of alcohol. In 2006 she was classified as a habitual traffic offender and has 13 license suspensions for failing to pay citations.
She was charged with DUI, grand theft auto, resisting arrest, driving with her license suspended and refusing to submit to a DUI test after a license suspension. She was booked into jail.