It was a regular Tuesday night for a Pennsylvania state trooper until he knocked on the door of a 40-year-old Altoona woman. He was following up on a report of a driver swerving erratically on Interstate 99. The call came from a motorist who followed the woman's car home and informed the authorities.
When the woman opened her front door to the state trooper, she was only wearing her skivvies and carrying two yellow roses that she offered to the officer. The trooper said she matched the description offered by the complainant, except that she had removed her blue jeans. According to the officer, the woman admitted to driving her car - which also matched the description - and she was arrested for DUI. The police say her blood alcohol content was more than four times over the legal limit.
How did the complainant see what the woman was wearing while merely following her vehicle? Maybe the woman was expecting someone else at the door when she answered it in just her underpants. Maybe she admitted to driving her vehicle simply to play out her supposed fantasy. How will the police prove she was actually driving her car if they didn't actually see her driving it? Did they check to see if the engine was still warm? What kind of tests did they perform to check her blood alcohol content?
While the police say they had probable cause to arrest her because of her admission of guilt, the woman maintained her innocence after her arrest. With so many holes in this story filled with hearsay and circumstance, it's possible these charges will be dropped or she may be able to plead to a lesser charge.
Source: cbsnews.com, "Pa. woman's "cop fantasy" has unhappy ending: DUI," Barry Leibowitz, April 6, 2012