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Under the Influence

Pennsylvania State Trooper Thomas Laskey received a call about a suspected drunken driver. He responded, following a car that was swerving across traffic with speeds varying from 40 to 90 mph, until it stopped at a house in Altoona, and a woman got out of the car and went inside. Laskey said that when he went to the door, he found Monice Barnhart, 40, standing in the doorway holding two yellow roses — and wearing no pants. She tried to give the flowers to Laskey, telling him they were part of her “cop fantasy.” Laskey declined the flowers, asked her to get her jeans, and took her into custody. A blood test showed Barnhart’s blood alcohol was 0.356 percent. She was charged with driving under the influence and several traffic violations, including reckless driving. Barnhart’s lawyer says his client maintains she is not guilty. (MS/Altoona Mirror) ...What, and ruin the jail fantasy?
Original Publication Date: 29 April 2012
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 18.

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