Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Woman Arrested After Driving "Drunk" Friend's Car

A Cookeville woman has been charged with DUI after a police officer noticed her driving on the wrong side of the road this week. Officer Adrienne Lintz says that the vehicle in front of her had to swerve into a parking lot to avoid being hit head-on by a car that had crossed into the other lane of travel. Lintz pulled in behind that vehicle at Gear Heads tavern and says the suspect's vehicle began rolling backward toward her patrol car before a passenger put it into park. The driver, identified as 45-year-old Judy Ann Dillon of Crockett Drive, allegedly told Lintz that she was driving because her friend was "too drunk to drive." Dillon also allegedly admitted to having "a few beers" and taking a Xanax earlier in the evening. She was charged after failing a field sobriety test.