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.