Barnstable County Commissioner Arrested for OUI
County Commissioner Sheila Lyons was arrested Tuesday night for OUI after police say she failed a series of sobriety tests.
Eastham police arrested County Commissioner Sheila Lyons Tuesday November 20 for driving under the influence of alcohol, according to the Cape Cod Times.
According to a police report Lyons stumbled when she was asked to get out of the car and failed five field sobriety tests. During one test Lyons started to fall towards an officer and then began to dance after regaining her balance.
Eastham police allege Lyons registered a blood alcohol level of .19 and .20 on Breathalyzer tests, more than twice the legal limit of .08.
Lyons is charged with OUI and a marked lanes violation. A pre-trial hearing is scheduled for December 21. Lyons told the Cape Cod Times she plans to plead guilty to the charges.
Lyons was re-elected to serve as county commissioner earlier this month.