Officer, can I have fries with that? Woman mistakes cop for Sonic car hop and is charged DUI

Fast food can be very bad for you, but who knew this bad? Yesterday, a woman mistook a police officer for a Sonic car hop and as a result, was charged with DUI and possession of drug paraphernalia. According to the Associated Press, a 911 caller reported the woman after she nearly struck several vehicles before pulling into the drive-in.

When they arrived, law enforcement found the woman slumped over the steering wheel. When a female officer tried to get the woman’s attention, the woman handed her a $20 bill, continuing to offer it even the officer identified herself. The woman was arrested and the officer found a syringe, a spoon with white powdery residue and numerous bottles of prescription medicine in the car.

While this is a case from Tennessee, it is important to know that the State of Florida has signed on to an Interstate Driver’s License Compact in conjunction with approximately 45 states and the District of Columbia. What does this mean for a driver from another state who is arrested for DUI in Florida? Florida DUI conviction will likely be reported to your home state, which as a result of the Florida conviction, will usually take steps to suspend your driver’s license.

Comments about this post can be directed to Alachua County DUI attorney Whittel & Melton, LLC at 866-608-5529.

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