Afternoon drinking leads to arrest
By Jody O'Hara
Mar 28, 2013, 14:51
Toni Lynn Dill, a 50-year-old resident of Biloxi, had a little too much fun last Thursday.
Dill, who said she had been visiting a friend in Bond, pulled into the Stuckey's store in McHenry and, perhaps thinking the store offered valet parking, came to a stop sideways in the parking spaces in front of the door.
According to witnesses, Dill proceeded to walk in the store, fall face first into a rack of merchandise and then pass out on the floor.
When DUI Enforcement Officer Sgt. Kevin Sharpe arrived at the scene, Dill was sitting in her car while two other deputies stood by.
After repeated attempts, she blew nearly twice the legal limit on a preliminary breath test.
"How much have you had to drink?" Sharpe asker her.
"I haven't had anything to drink," she replied in a decidedly slurred voice. "Why are you embarrassing me?"
Dill was placed under arrest and transported to the Stone County Regional Correctional Facility where she refused to take a Breathalyzer test.
Convicted once already of DUI, Dill faces a mandatory one-year suspension of her driving privileges for refusing the test.
"You could almost understand it at 3 a.m on a Saturday morning," Lt. Lewis Husband said. "But at 3 p.m. on Thursday afternoon?"
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