Last Sunday, a Bryan woman was found allegedly passed out in her vehicle in the drive-through lane of a local fast food restaurant, according to police.

Officers claimed her foot was on the brake and the car was in drive. She was arrested shortly after she was found and was taken to Brazos County Jail. She was released Monday morning after posting bail to the tune of $3,000.

(If drugs and alcohol tests were taken at the scene, that fact has not been publicized.)

The woman has now been charged with misdemeanor DWI. If she is convicted, she could spend up to 180 days in jail and might be ordered to pay up to $2,000.

Although a story about someone passing out in a fast-food drive-through might seem like something to snicker about, this is something about which we should be serious.

If this woman was drunk, as police claim she was, then she was putting herself and others at risk by driving. Furthermore, if the woman is convicted of driving while intoxicated, she will have a punishment to contend with that is absolutely nothing to laugh about.

In our office, we see a great many clients who have been accused of driving while intoxicated. Accordingly, we know it is not anything to take lightly.

If you are ever accused of driving after having had too much to drink, please do not make the mistake of being flippant. It is far better to respond to the situation with appropriate reverence and diligence.

Source: The Bryan-College Station Eagle, "Drunken driver passed out in restaurant drive thru, police say," Feb. 12, 2013

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