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

Diana Thorne.
Diana Thorne.
Published: Mar. 5, 2019 at 1:18 PM EST
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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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