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Burger King Drive-Thru Customer Arrested

By Jessie Williams 

A Burger King drive-thru customer was arrested last Thursday after employees reported they suspected she was under the influence. 


According to a report compiled by Lafayette Police Department Patrolman Byron Butcher, BK employees stated that the woman, later identified as 34-year-old Ashley Dawn Tuck, sat at the drive-thru speaker for eight minutes without ordering anything.

Officer Butcher described Tuck as ‘lethargic’ and ‘slow to respond’ after making contact with her.

Video footage from the drive-thru was also reviewed by law enforcement to verify the employee’s report. 

Tuck declined to take a Standardized Field Sobriety Test, saying she could not walk due to back pain. She later attempted a Walk and Turn test, but stopped due to pain. 

Officer Butcher states in his report that he observed Tuck’s pupils were constricted, and he performed a Modified Romberg Test on her. 

Following this test, the officer determined she was under the influence of an intoxicant and placed her under arrest for driving under the influence. 

A tow truck was called to the scene to take possession of Tuck’s vehicle, and an inventory search revealed approximately 4.65 grams of a crystalized substance believed to be methamphetamine, an unknown amount of a brown substance believed to be heroin, 19 Lorazepam pills, numerous needles and a spoon with residue on it. 

Ashley Tuck was charged with manufacture/delivery/possession of meth, simple possession (2 counts), financial responsibility violation, driving under the influence and possession of drug paraphernalia. Her bond was set at $44,200, and she is scheduled to appear in general sessions court on March 25, 2020.