An Illinois woman was accused of driving under the influence when the authorities reportedly found her asleep in her vehicle in the parking lot of a Dollar General store.
At approximately 8:00 PM on New Year’s Eve, the Joliet Police Department received a notification about someone who was parked in the local Dollar General store’s lot. It was reported that the person appeared to be an unconscious female.
Officers went to the location to make sure that the person did not require assistance.
When they arrived, the police reported that they saw a female asleep in the driver’s seat of a Mercury Milan. They tried to rouse her, but they were unsuccessful.
The Joliet Fire Department was at the scene, and it was decided that they should break a window to make sure the woman was not in need of emergency medical intervention.
After breaching the back window, the woman woke up and was able to talk to the authorities. It was reported that they believed she had taken an altering substance.
The woman reportedly agreed to take roadside sobriety tests, but she was unable to pass.
The 41-year-old was placed in handcuffs, and her car was searched by the police.
According to reports, multiple prescription bottles in the woman’s name and a baggie with what was believed to be Xanax were in the car.
When her background was checked, the authorities found that the woman did not have a valid driver’s license because she had it revoked due to past DUI charges.
The woman was booked into the Will County Jail. It is expected that she will face charges of aggravated DUI and DUI involving drugs.
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