Woman who mistook cop for Sonic car hop faces DUI

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Posted: Nov 13, 2009 8:17 PM

A woman who mistook a police officer for a car hop at a Sonic drive-in was charged with DUI and possession of drug paraphernalia. A caller to 911 Saturday reported the woman nearly struck several vehicles before pulling into the drive-in.

The Johnson City Press reported Elizabethton Police Officer Sarah Ellison found the woman slumped over the steering wheel. When Ellison tried to get the woman's attention, the woman handed her a $20 bill, continuing to offer it even after she identified herself as an officer.

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.

The woman appeared in Sessions Court on Tuesday and her hearing was set for April 6.

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Information from: Johnson City Press, http://www.johnsoncitypress.com