Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Woman Refuses Cab Ride; Charged With DUI

Cookeville police say DUI charges are pending against a woman who was reportedly put into a taxi, but returned to a local nightclub and drove her car away. A witness then reported the incident, and police pulled over 35-year-old Tracey Lynn Brook of Big Orange Drive. Brook allegedly told Officer Jamey McCurry that she had refused the cab ride because she had consumed just three beers. But McCurry says Brook failed three field sobriety tests and was arrested for DUI. She agreed to give a blood sample to determine her blood alcohol level and will be in court on the charge later this month. Meanwhile, 31-year-old Robert J. Goldstein of Rickman was also charged with DUI after police stopped his car on North Jefferson Avenue. Police say he also failed several sobriety tests, but refused to consent to a blood test and was, therefore, charged with violating the implied consent law.