A Minden woman was stopped by police after a Webster Parish deputy reported she was “doing doughnuts” in the middle of Homer Road.
Ashley S. Dunn, 36, of the 1000 block of Gloria Street, was arrested by Minden police and charged with driving under the influence (first offense), careless operation, public intimidation and expired driver’s license. Bond was set at $21,900.
Minden police chief Steve Cropper says it all started before 6 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 26. She was in line at the McDonald’s drive through, and some type of confrontation took place with someone in line.
“When she got up (to the speaker) to order, she ordered $17 or $19 worth of food and got up the window and didn’t have the money to pay for it,” he said. “She ended up driving off, and we got a call in reference to that.”
Deputy Luster Coleman was coming down Homer Road about the time Minden police received the call, and Coleman got to the intersection of Homer and Fincher Roads and a vehicle fitting the description over the radio was making circles in that intersection, Cropper said.
“Mr. Coleman tries to stop her, and she drives up to Subway,” he said. “By that time, our officers arrived and she appeared to be under the influence of something. She refused to submit to testing, and her driver’s license was expired.”
She refused to take any of the field sobriety tests and refused to blow into the intoxilyzer, Cropper said. Later, the chief says she changed her mind, but it was too late. She did, however, submit to a blood test, he said.
“She actually threatened Officer Jamie Franklin,” he said, adding she was acting belligerent and hostile at the time of the incident.
Officer Mitch Hackett, Officer First Class Ben Allen and Franklin were the responding officers.