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Up Against The Wall: Woman passed out drunk in truck inconveniently arrested

Deputies from the Summit County Sheriff’s Office were rude enough to book a woman on DUI charges the night before she had to catch an early flight to New Jersey, after finding her passed out drunk in her truck in a stranger’s driveway.

The owner of a driveway in Summit County called the sheriff’s office just before 11 p.m. one night last week after seeing the woman, who they didn’t know, passed out in her truck.

Deputies arrived to find her sitting in the drivers seat, apparently drooling, with her foot on the brake and the truck in neutral. They spent several minutes just trying to wake her up and when they finally did she began trying to make a call or text from her phone, but wouldn’t open the door, according to a report from the sheriff’s office.

When they finally got her out of the car she could barely stand on her own and smelled like she’d had maybe one or two too many, the report said. She told deputies she’d had “two drinks,” but the contact lens she had hanging out of one eye and the two liters of vodka, one half empty, one totally empty, sitting on the front cab suggested it might have been more.

The woman was somewhat indecisive when asked whether she wanted to take the voluntary roadside sobriety test, saying “you choose for me,” and “I don’t’ understand what a test means.”

She was equally unsure whether she wanted to take a blood or a breath test, and, after reluctantly accepting that deputies weren’t going to choose for her, ultimately decided, “I don’t need to take a test.”

It was at the emergency room that she first mentioned her travel plans the next day. She told deputies she had to catch a flight out of Denver at 5 a.m. and that being arrested really wasn’t “convenient” for her.

The callous authorities didn’t seem to care and booked her on DUI charges.

“(The woman) was in control/operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol making her substantially incapable mentally and physically to exercise clear judgment, sufficient physical control and due care in the safe operation of a motor vehicle,” the report said.

Up Against the Wall appears biweekly. All accounts are rewritten from Summit County law enforcement agency logs. Names are withheld for privacy; individuals are assumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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