Kentucky police recently arrested a woman who allegedly fell asleep in the drive-thru of a fast-food restaurant. The 59-year-old woman is facing criminal charges for driving under the influence. Drunk driving allegations often yield both legal and personal consequences, which can impact defendants’ current and future employment options. Considering the defendant in this situation is the mayor of town in Kentucky, there is a lot on the line.
At approximately 11 p.m. one evening, police were called to the scene of an accident. The driver had reportedly hit a utility pole shortly after falling asleep while waiting in a White Castle drive-thru. Multiple witnesses reported trying to wake her before she pulled out of the drive-thru, hit the backside of a truck causing it to hit another vehicle and then hit the pole. The woman told police that her accelerator had gotten stuck when she was leaving the drive-thru.
Police claim that the driver’s breath smelled of alcohol and that she admitted to having two drinks with dinner. She also apparently failed multiple field sobriety tests. The attending officers claim that she did not follow their instructions, either. She did not submit to a blood test.
Drunk driving charges are a serious matter in Kentucky. Defendants can potentially lose their driving privileges, pay hefty fines and even spend time behind bars. Refusing to provide a breath or blood sample does not necessarily make matters easier either, so it may be wise to speak with an experienced attorney about one’s options for building a solid criminal defense.