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62-Year-Old Woman Arrested For Drunk Driving Incident in August

Mug shot-122915 Joyce Herelle
              ARRESTED: Joyce Herelle

CHRISTIANSTED – A 62-year-old St. Croix woman was arrested on drunk driving related charges on Tuesday for an incident that took place in August, according to police.

Joyce Herelle of Estate Mon Bijou was served with an arrest warrant at 8:54 a.m. Tuesday on a a charge of Driving Under the Influence (DUI).

The warrant was issued in connection with an incident that took place on August 30 in Estate St. John, where Herelle was caught driving recklessly. A breathalyzer test revealed that she had a blood alcohol level of .137.

Bail for Herelle was set at $1,000.00. Unable to post bail, she was remanded to the Bureau of Corrections pending an Advice of Rights hearing.

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John McCarthy is primarily known for his investigative reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands. A series of reports beginning in the 1990's revealed that there was everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling. Another report, following Hurricane Hugo in 1989, cited a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) confidential overview that said that over 40 percent of the U.S. Virgin Islands public lives below the poverty line. The Virgin Islands Free Press is the only Caribbean news source to regularly incorporate the findings of U.S. Freedom of Information Act requests. John's articles have appeared in the BVI Beacon, St. Croix Avis, San Juan Star and Virgin Islands Daily News. He is the former news director of WSVI-TV Channel 8 on St. Croix.

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