A Murfreesboro woman who was arrested after she fell asleep in her car Friday night while at Sonic Drive-In on South Church Street allegedly admitted to taking various medications before driving.
Angela G. Draper, 48, told police she had taken three different prescription drugs, which usually cause drowsiness, before driving to the fast-food restaurant, according to a Murfreesboro Police Department arrest report.
Draper has since been charged with driving under the influence.
“I responded to 2630 S. Church St. in reference to a welfare check,” Officer Kenneth White reported. “Officer (Anthony) Whitehead was working security when he was advised by an employee at the business that there was a female asleep inside a vehicle.”
White reported that once he made contact with Draper, she appeared to be lethargic and disoriented regarding her whereabouts.
“(She) also had dry mouth,” he reported, “and there was an odor of burnt marijuana coming from inside the vehicle.”
When Draper stepped out of her car to perform field sobriety tests, she had difficulty maintaining her balance and could not complete the tasks in a satisfactory manner, White reported.
Draper was taken into custody and transported to the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center, where she was held on a $1,500 bond. She is scheduled to appear for a preliminary hearing Thursday, June 21, in General Sessions Court.