From dine and dash to DWIPublished 10:50am Tuesday, March 12, 2013
First, she dined and dashed, according to the police report, and then she drove drunk. Furthermore, she tried to drive away from an officer.
Police arrested the 28-year-old Austin woman at about 11 p.m. Saturday after they received a report of two women with two children who dined and dashed at Applebee’s in Austin. Employees relayed the license plate number to officers, so officers ran the plates and found the vehicle pulling into an apartment parking lot in southwest Austin.
The woman reportedly denied being at Applebee’s; however, the officer pointed out the child in the vehicle was holding an Applebee’s container. The report added the officer asked the woman if she paid her bill, and she said she did, but then offered to “go right back there now and pay for it.”
The woman then began driving away while saying she just wanted to go home. She kept moving after the officer told her to stop. The officer managed to open the driver’s door and turn the ignition off, according to the report. He then smelled alcohol on the woman’s breath and arrested her.
The report has been forwarded to the city attorney’s office. The suspect may be charged with second-degree DWI, second-degree DWI refusal, fleeing an officer, driving after revocation, endangering a child and reckless driving. The Herald does not publish names of suspects until they have been charged.
Home reports tools stolen
A thief has struck again, as an Austin homeowner says he is missing Craftsman mechanical tools from his garage.
The homeowner reported the theft at about 5 p.m. Sunday and said tools were taken from his garage in the 500 block of Fourth Avenue NW, which was unlocked at the time.
There are no suspects.
Vehicle with keys inside stolen Sunday afternoon
An Austin woman reported her vehicle was stolen Sunday afternoon.
Someone reportedly stole the woman’s 2001 Jeep Cherokee, license plate 259-DPB, shortly before 2 p.m. The victim’s boyfriend said he parked the car in the 600 block of Eighth Street SW with the keys inside. There are no suspects.