Deputies: Driver in 'catatonic-like state' with 2-year-old in back seat

Ann Christine Kolian, 44, of the 1300 block of Gulf Shore Boulevard North, is facing a DUI charge.

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Ann Christine Kolian, 44, of the 1300 block of Gulf Shore Boulevard North, is facing a DUI charge.

Collier County sheriff's deputies arrested a Naples woman Thursday after they said they found her behind the wheel of a running vehicle in a "catatonic-like state" with a 2-year-old in the back seat.

Ann Christine Kolian, 44, of the 1300 block of Gulf Shore Boulevard North, is facing a DUI charge.

Deputies received a call from a homeowner on Tallowood Way around 8:30 p.m. about a car in his driveway occupied by a woman and a child, according to an arrest report. The caller said he did not know the woman or the child and did not know why they were there.

When a deputy arrived and approached the vehicle, the woman in the driver's seat, later identified as Kolian, didn't notice he was there, reports said. The deputy reported knocking on the window to get Kolian's attention. She rolled down the window.

When asked how she was doing, Kolian looked at the deputy with a blank stare, reports said. The deputy asked a couple of more times, but reported that Kolian did not reply. Eventually she told the deputy she was waiting for someone. When asked where she was going, Kolian said she couldn't tell the deputy.

Kolian was in a "catatonic-like state, just staring into space and acting detached," reports said. The deputy reported finding a half-empty bottle of vodka on the floor behind the driver's seat.

Kolian refused to perform field sobriety tests and struggled with deputies as they arrested her.

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