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