Saturday, December 28, 2013
Police were called to a gas station due to an intoxicated person. This person was told to stand in front of the police officer’s car while they spoke to the gas station clerk and witnesses.
Her speech was slurred and her eyes were glassy.
She also did not know why she had to stand in that specific spot and wanted to know why she was being treated this way and said she did not have to stand in front of the police car if she did not want to.
She was told that because she was drunk in public she was being detained and needed to do as she was told.
She said she had only two drinks since noon that day and that she smelled like alcohol because her boyfriend threw a drink on her. She said they got into an argument and she drove to the store to get some cigarettes.
She said when she went inside she saw a friend and stopped to talk. She said an unknown man came in the store and called her a white (*&^%.
Police asked her how she got to the gas station and she admitted to driving. At that point the officer said she was under investigation for DUI and needed to perform sobriety tests.
She said she was not going to do any tests and that the officer could only lock her up for being drunk in public.
Because of her refusal she was arrested on the spot and taken to the station.
She began breathing heavily and said she was having a panic attack. When asked if she wanted EMS she did not answer. She did ask if she could take her Xanax. But the officer refused and again offered to call an ambulance. She then began breathing normal again and denied needing medical attention.
She asked to use the restroom and while being escorted there she said, “I know the law. I just got my license back.”
When asked what happened with her license she said she had it taken for Driving with an Unlawful Alcohol Concentration.
She refused the Breathalyzer and was charged with DUI.