The Blotter January 30 2010
Bizarre crimes from Atlanta police reports
[image-1]CRANKY LADY, PART I: An Atlanta police officer dealt with a suspected drunk driver on Central Avenue. The female driver was barefoot when she got out of her car. The officer asked if she had any shoes in the car and she said yes, so the officer let her get them. The officer said he walked over to his patrol car and when he returned, "she was still inside the vehicle and couldn't figure out how to put her boots on." She then exited the vehicle barefoot again. She said she was coming from a friend's house in Atlanta and had "like two drinks." A few minutes later, the woman said, "I'm fucked up, put me in jail!" The officer wrote, "I questioned fresh body damage on the passenger side and undercarriage and she said her friend did it."
The officer arrested the woman for DUI/less safe driver. "She begged me to take care of her and not put her in with a bunch of lesbians and said she had too much to drink," the officer wrote. "She was read implied consent for blood or breath, and then said her father was the richest man in Atlanta and she was a lawyer. She said she was always told to refuse." When they got to jail, the woman exited the patrol car and said, "I didn't think you were going to bring me here, I thought you were going to take me to your friend's house!" The officer asked, "Why would I do that – and she said, 'you know.'"
At the jail, the woman "made a comment about wrecking her friend's car because her friend was drunker than she was." The 42-year-old woman hails from New Smyrna Beach, Fla.
(Illustration by Tray Butler)