Woman Arrested for DUI, Complains About Difficulty of Safe Driving Test

The information in this story comes from the AC Police Department. An arrest doesn't mean a conviction.


A woman was arrested for driving under the influence of drugs Tuesday after driving through a red light and nearly hitting a telephone pole, according to an report. 

Adriene Adams, 30, was stopped by officers in the Rite Aid parking lot on Barnett Shoals Road. The officer reported that he didn't smell alcohol on her breath, but Adams seemed "spaced out." When the officer mentioned that she ran a red light at the intersection of Barnett Shoals Road and College Station while driving on the wrong side of the street, Adams' speech became more slurred. She told officers she shouldn't have run the red light. 

Police reported that Adams was grabbing the wall and shopping carts at Rite Aid for support, and seemed like she was about to fall asleep. After a few minutes, police asked if she would be willing to take a few tests to see if she was safe to drive. When asked to walk heel to toe in a straight line, Adams lost her balance multiple times and raised her arms for balance. She then told officers the test "was the hardest thing" she had "ever had to do" after the test was completed. 

Officers later determined Adams was driving under the influence of a pain reliever. She was arrested, charged with DUI and then transported to Clarke County Jail.

William Loughner July 12, 2012 at 05:13 PM
Dave Ballard July 12, 2012 at 05:17 PM
XKCD, FTW! ^_^
Tiffany Stevens July 12, 2012 at 06:13 PM
Thanks for the laugh! XKCD is one of my favorite webcomics, along with A Softer World.
Rebecca McCarthy July 12, 2012 at 06:22 PM
Bill, did you send this story to this site? It's funny, isn't it?


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