“I wasn’t that drunk,” a 23-year-old Davenport woman told police after allegedly crashing into the side of a building early Wednesday.

Police say that just past midnight, Tiffany Lynn Burmeister was driving a 1999 Ford Crown Victoria drunk in the 500 block of Iowa Street, Davenport, lost control and crashed into the building.

She wasn’t injured, but police found her with bloodshot eyes, slurred speech and an odor of alcohol, according to her arrest affidavit. She also was unsteady on her feet, the affidavit states.

She refused to take a standardized field sobriety test or to give a breath sample, the affidavit states.

Burmeister is charged with operating while intoxicated, open container, no insurance, fraudulent use of registration and failure to maintain control, all misdemeanors.

She’s also charged with two felony counts claiming she violated her probation on a previous drug conviction.

Burmeister was convicted of furnishing controlled substances to inmates on May 11, 2011. The judge suspended her five-year prison sentence in favor of four years of supervised probation.

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Give her a double on the double she has a long ways to drive


I'm not drunk, I'm just drinkin

Roy Munson

She sounds just swell. 2 Felony drug convictions, convicted of furnishing controlled substances to inmates...crashing while driving loaded into a building. I'm sure more probation is in her future. Can't really blame her at this point. Blame the judges who let her go every time.


gee...maybe they all write that because that's how drunks are. How silly to nit pick over that.

Cheryl Lawrence

TOTALLY wrong! Some drunks I would agree, but you can go into almost any bar and find people that are drunk but do NOT have blood shot eyes, or slurred speech, etc. That quotation I used is in a training exercise to officers to write a ticket that will stand up in court. Before you say " that's how drunks are", please get you facts straight. However, I agree that in this case you are probably right

Fraa Orolo
Fraa Orolo

I would submit that you answered your own question. They use the phrase uniformly because it "will stand up in court".

Why do you "fail to understand" this?


What a total loser....that simple fact she made that statement says how dumb she really is.....

Anyone want to take odds she'll be another person living on welfare and off the gov't someday? She's sure got a good start.....

Cheryl Lawrence

I have seen many tickets for OWI that have been written by Davenport P.D., and I fail to understand why all the tickets say the same thing, "bloodshot eyes, slurred speech and an odor of alcohol" I think at the academy or maybe our mayor or police chief gave them instructions on how to write a ticket. I am NOT condoning driving while intoxicated, but geez P.D. if you are gonna write a ticket, at least be more creative and don't copy each other's ticket!

WIFTY fair balanced
WIFTY fair balanced

She needs churching..

Terry W

What a loser.......and the drunk that MOWED down our loved one killing him last May.....guess he wasn't drunk either.............they make me sick.......lock them up as they ARE killing innocent victims.


We should find some way to punish people like her without spending 30K a year on incarceration.

coffee cup
coffee cup

Drunk enough Tiffy.

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