A Perry woman was arrested near Bouton Monday morning, after being found under the influence of drugs while parked in her car.
According to the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office, at around 8 a.m., they received a call that a car was sitting in the 24000 block of Highway 141, and the driver appeared to be nonresponsive. Deputies investigated and found 47-year-old Christine Moran in the driver’s seat, noting that she was not alert at the time. Dallas County Emergency Medical Services examined Moran at the scene, and when she was given a clean bill of health, officers performed a field sobriety test. She was determined to be under the influence of drugs, and was arrested and taken to Dallas County Jail.
While there, a plastic bag containing “a crystal-like substance” was found on her person, and it was soon identified as methamphetamine. Moran was subsequently charged with: possession of meth – third or subsequent offense, a class D felony; possession of contraband inside a correctional facility, a class D felony; operating a vehicle while intoxicated – first offense, a serious misdemeanor; and driving with a suspended license, a simple misdemeanor. She had her initial appearance in court on Tuesday, and is currently being held in jail on $5,000 bond.
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