Woman charged with DUI, assaulting officer after drinking box of wine at Target

Woman charged with DUI, assaulting officer after drinking box of wine at Target
Diana Thorne.

STAFFORD, VA (WWBT) - A Stafford woman was charged with DUI after officials say she drank a box of wine while at Target.

A deputy with the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office initiated a traffic stop March 1 after seeing the driver toss a burning cigarette out of a vehicle on Route 17.

The deputy detected a strong alcohol smell and the driver’s speech was slurred and she had bloodshot eyes.

Diana Thorne, 30, of Stafford, admitted to drinking a box of wine while in a Target store on South Gateway Drive. The deputy saw an empty wine box in the vehicle as well as a full one.

Following a field sobriety test and arrest, the sheriff’s office said Thorne became combative and kicked two deputies.

Thorne was charged with DUI, assault and battery on a law enforcement officer, obstruction of justice, use of abusive language and throwing an inflammatory object from a vehicle. She was incarcerated at Rappahannock Regional Jail.

Diana Thorne.
Diana Thorne. ((Source: Stafford County Sheriff's Office))

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