Eureka Police arrested a 31-year-old Union woman for suspicion of driving while intoxicated after she was found in a parked car on the right shoulder of eastbound I-44 in Eureka. The woman was arrested at about 1:45 a.m. Aug. 22, police reported.
An officer spotted a 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt pulled over on the interstate’s shoulder. The car had its emergency lights flashing, and the woman appeared disoriented. She allegedly told the officer she was trying to get to an apartment in Oakville and she believed she was headed the wrong way, the report said.
When the officer asked the woman if she had been drinking, she reportedly told the officer no. However, later she allegedly said she drank a beer about two hours earlier, according to the report.
The woman appeared intoxicated, and she was asked to perform a field sobriety test but allegedly refused to complete it after failing some of the tasks. She also allegedly refused to submit to a breathalyzer test, the report said.
She was arrested and taken to the Police Station. During the booking process, the woman reportedly told police she suffered from seizures and had not been taking her medication. A short time later she became unresponsive and was transported to SSM St. Clare Hospital in Fenton, police reported.
Eureka Police will seek a DWI charge against the woman through the Eureka Municipal Court, Capt. David Wilson said.