The couple was fighting about the woman’s ’excessive drinking,’ according to Boynton Beach police records.

BOYNTON BEACH — A woman is accused of stabbing her boyfriend early Wednesday during a fight about her “excessive drinking,” Boynton Beach police records state.


Authorities arrested a seemingly intoxicated Sabrina Stephens at about 2:30 a.m. Wednesday on an attempted second-degree murder charge as well as a DUI charge. She is scheduled to appear before a judge for a bail hearing Thursday morning.


Shortly before 1 a.m. Wednesday, a woman called police to report that her father had been stabbed by Stephens, his girlfriend of three years.


Officers noted that he was "bleeding profusely" from a stab wound to his chest. He was taken to Delray Medical Center, where the medical staff learned he had a punctured lung and a laceration to an artery.


He is expected to survive the injuries.


The man told authorities he and Stephens, 35, had been at a restaurant Tuesday night and began arguing over Stephens’ "excessive drinking."


They went back to the man’s home and continued to argue. He told Stephens to leave. She packed a bag and went to a nearby friend’s home.


But she returned and the argument escalated. He said Stephens grabbed a kitchen knife and stabbed him.


Police found a knife blade under the man’s car parked outside his home and the handle about 15 feet away. Blood trailed between the driveway and a living-room area inside.


A neighbor told police she heard a woman screaming, "You took my money!" to a man who repeatedly told her to "calm down."


The neighbor saw the woman slam a car door and head toward the home. About four minutes later, the woman "hastily" ran from the home and drove away in a 2013 Volkswagen Jetta, the neighbor told police.


At about 2:30 that morning an officer saw the Jetta near Savannah Lakes Drive south of Gateway Boulevard. Jail records show that Stephens lives about one half-mile away.


The officer noted that Stephens was slurring her words and smelled of alcohol.


She kept asking the officer, "What was going on?" records state.


The location of the stabbing, as well as the man’s name, are redacted from police records.


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