Cantonment Woman Called Deputies To File A Report; They Charged Her With DUI

November 15, 2019

A Molino woman was driving under the influence when she met deputies at a convenience store to file a complaint, according to the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office.

Lori Ann Hobbs, 45, blew samples of .199 and  .192  on a breathalyzer test over two times the legal limit of .08, according to the ECSO.

She called for deputies to meet her a gas station in the 700 block of North Highway 29 so she could file a harassing communications complaint.  An arrest report states that while deputies did not see Hobbs drive to the gas station, they did watch as she drove her vehicle around the building from one parking space to another.

A responding deputy reported smelling the distinct odor of alcohol coming from Hobbs as she told him she drove from her home to the gas station. She failed a field sobriety test, according to the report.

Hobbs was charged with DUI and later released from the Escambia County Jail on a $1,000 bond.

The arrest report does not specify any details about the harassment complaint or if deputies took a report from Hobbs.


18 Responses to “Cantonment Woman Called Deputies To File A Report; They Charged Her With DUI”

  1. Hank on December 7th, 2019 5:53 pm

    rod persons, seems kinda suspicious you are commenting on this story again a month later? Sounds kinda personal to me?? Just saying!!!

  2. rod persons on December 5th, 2019 7:29 am

    She’s lucky that she wasn’t charged with child endangerment as her daughter was in the car with her! Please get some help before matters get worse!

  3. LC on November 17th, 2019 6:32 pm

    I’ve known Lori over half my life, she is one of the best people I know!! She would not hurt anyone. She’s been through a lot the last few years! Keep your head up!!

  4. Pam on November 17th, 2019 4:15 pm

    People who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones!!

  5. Dana on November 17th, 2019 4:06 pm

    Like Hank, I have known the family for years, and they have always been law-abiding, productive members of society!
    Losing three family members in the span of a year and a half is devastating for anyone to endure, and it is bound to take its toll on even the strongest among us. Lori is a loving mother and hard working lady who, with everything she’s dealing with, experienced a lapse in judgment. I am sure she regrets the incident and will not allow this to happen again!
    Hang in there, Lori!

  6. Hannah on November 17th, 2019 3:56 pm

    Oh nooo!! Lori is a great person and mother and cousin to me and her beautiful kids! She never would put anyone in danger or even hurt a fly. I feel so bad just one thing to pile on her. I hope you are okay Lori and i’m so so sorry this happened if you need anything let me know girl!!!

  7. Hank on November 17th, 2019 3:46 pm

    Unfortunately, sometimes bad things happen to good people. I knew her whole family. She was the baby once upon a time. Her older brother passed away less than two years ago, a short time later her daddy then recently her mother! They have always been good people! Some of the best! Life gets the best of folks at hard times. I know she’s strong & she will pull through! Those Hobbs have been thru a lot since Jimmy retired from Westinghouse back in the day! I know he loved Linda, Those kids and especially those grand babies! Prayers girl! Keep that damn Hobbs head up! You got this!

  8. A Eppy on November 17th, 2019 12:19 am

    Your missing the point rod Pearson’s . She was definitely in the right ..

  9. rod persons on November 16th, 2019 8:06 pm

    I don’t understand the comments about “She certainly was in the right.” There is nothing right about driving impaired.

  10. User1234 on November 16th, 2019 3:55 pm

    Much like the roadside drug test kits, breathalyzers have been found woefully inaccurate.

  11. Traumaqueen on November 16th, 2019 2:50 pm

    Hmmmm “they did watch her drive her vehicle around the building from one parking spot to another.” That almost sounds like when a police officer tells a person to park their car in a different spot so they don’t have to tow it. At that BAL hardly seems like she had the where with all to even know to try to avoid leo or that she even had to. After all she did drive to the gas station in the first place. Just sounds odd to me.

    If I was trying to avoid a DUI(don’t drink alcohol at all) I surely wouldn’t get behind the wheel. To many years with the ex(federal leo) to know how to avoid a DUI if I had to.I know. I know suspicious minds!

    There also used to be a deputy at ECSO named Hobbs. Any relation?

  12. A Eppy on November 16th, 2019 12:18 pm

    And i agree with 429 . She was definitely in the right

  13. A Eppy on November 16th, 2019 12:17 pm

    She probably should have not called the police if she had already had a beer or two ,,,

  14. 429SCJ on November 16th, 2019 10:21 am

    “She certainly was in the right”!

  15. Good grief on November 16th, 2019 8:57 am

    Alcohol makes people stupid. Leave it alone.

  16. MADD man on November 16th, 2019 8:55 am

    Over 10,000 people a year are killed in alcohol and drug-related crashes. Glad another one’s off the road.

  17. Willis on November 16th, 2019 8:41 am

    It could well have been the lonely Maytag Repairman ?

  18. Dan on November 16th, 2019 7:16 am

    All that to report a salesman trying to contact you about about your cars extended warranty.

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