23-year-old Ariel Thomas was stopped for speeding and during the interaction with an officer, she admitted to “drinking a swig” from an open bottle of Paul Masson Whiskey, which she was carrying in a pouch on her shirt, and taking a Percocet. A second empty bottle of whiskey was also in the vehicle, along with other various open containers of alcohol. Also found in the vehicle was a small amount of marijuana and a loaded Taurus pistol. What wasn’t found was a valid license to drive, as she currently didn’t have one issued to her.
23-year-old Ryan Durocher told police he had 2 beers, 6 Percocet, and 7 Xanax, in the hours prior to crashing his 2002 Chevy Blazer. He consented to field sobriety tests and performed poorly according to the arresting officer. He was transported to Metro General for a blood draw and then booked into custody, charged with DUI.