A different kind of bar

After displaying unusual behavior on the road, one woman’s drug use was discovered by the Oro Valley Police Department.

An OVPD officer patrolling near North LaCañada Drive and West Linda Vista Boulevard noticed two vehicles traveling at “very slow speed” southbound on LaCañada, Wednesday, June 14 at 5:15 a.m. The officer noted the lead car, a Dodge Challenger traveling roughly 25 miles per hour in a 45 mile-per-hour zone, seemed to be the culprit after the trailing car passed and achieved an appropriate speed.

The Challenger continued at low speed, and was reportedly drifting between lanes several times, almost striking a median at one point. The officer initiated a traffic stop, and the car struck the curb when it pulled over near West Placita Del Rey. 

The officer indicated she showed multiple signs of intoxication, including slow speech, slow answers and fresh scuffs on her clothes she could not explain. After performing poorly on roadside tests, she was placed under arrest for DUI. 

The woman was Mirandized around 6 a.m. after blowing a 0.00 on her preliminary breath test, though she soon admitted she had taken “two or three” Xanax bars (four or six milligrams, respectively) around 6 p.m. the previous night. 

After spending some time in a holding cell, the woman was released to her boyfriend with a DUI charge.

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