PHOENIX - Police Officers in Wooded Glen are calling it a two for one.
Troopers stopped a car driven erratically by Eric Clueless, 38, of Salt River, at 12:17 a.m. on Sunday, June 11th on Fountain Hills Road in Fountain Hills, police said. Police arrested Clueless on suspicion of driving drunk, saying his blood alcohol content was 0.09 percent.
Troopers booked Clueless, who called his fiance to post bail.
At approximately 3:00 a.m., Betty Corona, 27, of Lake Pleasant, arrived to take her fiance to his home. When Corona leaned over the counter to sign in, Officer Scott Beyor detected a strong odor of marijuana.
“I tried to conduct a field sobriety test,” Officer Beyor said, “but Mrs. Corona couldn’t stop giggling.”
Corona was immediately taken into custody. A subsequent search of her car found 2.17 ounces of packaged marijuana.
While a chemical test revealed marijuana in Corona’s system and her appearance was consistent with an individual intoxicated with marijuana, without knowing Corona’s driving pattern, the amount of marijuana she consumed, and her personal tolerance, it will be difficult to prove that she was under the influence at the time she was driving.
Both Clueless and Corona are charged with driving with misdemeanor impaired alertness, which could carry up to ten (10) days in jail, a $1,500 fine, and up to five (5) years probation.
Corona also faces simple possession charges, which could carry six (6) to seventeen (17) months in jail and a fine between $750 and $150,000.
Court records show this is the first time the couple has run afoul of the law. They will likely receive probation.