A Covington woman arrested for driving under the influence was reportedly driving pants-less as well, according to a Covington Police Department report.
Glenda Yvonne Loyd, 55, had reportedly been swerving on Alcovy Road around 6 p.m. April 27 and crossing into the oncoming traffic lane as she headed south, according to a witness description in the report, who told police she had honked to try and get Loyd's attention because she didn't have a cell phone to call 911. The witness described that Loyd had made a wide turn onto Herring Street and jumped the curb, flattening the left front tire of the 1986 Mercury Marquis station wagon, white with wood-grain sides, that Loyd was driving.
When officers responded, in addition to the smell of alcohol, swaying and slurred speech, they found Loyd was dressed only in a white button-up blouse, black button-up overcoat, which ended just below the waist, shoes and no pants.
Though she had to hold onto the car for balance, she told officers she hadn't had anything to drink and was just coming back from church.
When officers asked Loyd where her pants were, she said they were at home and that her church was a "come as you are" church.
During field sobriety tests, she told the officers she had graduated college and knew her alphabet. When she was asked to start with C and stop with Q, she stated "C, Q, R" and asked to start again. On the next attempt, she started with "A," said several letters under her breath, and ended with "Q, P, R, X, Z."
Breathalyzer tests registered readings of .319 and .340 g/210L.
Lloyd was booked into the Newton County Detention Center and charged with a first offense DUI. She bonded out the next day for $1,210.
A woman caught shoplifting at the Kroger on U.S. Highway 278 was found to have $62.51 worth of steaks in her purse, according to a CPD report.
Store employees saw Rosalyn Jenkins conceal the meat in her purse and attempt to leave without paying. She was arrested and charged with shoplifting.
This was the third time she had been arrested for shoplifting, according to the report.
A Conyers man impersonating a volunteer firefighter was arrested for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, theft by recovering and impersonating a public officer, according to a CPD report.
Felton Cornelius Dwight was pulled over for weaving while on Alcovy Road around 10:30 p.m. May 1 and found to have no insurance or registration. According to the report, Dwight had a Thunderbird Fire Department badge on his right pocket and stated that he was a volunteer fire fighter there. When asked by the officer why he didn't volunteer for Conyers or Covington, Dwight said he travels to Thunderbird a bit and volunteers while he's there.
The officer placed Dwight under arrest when he discovered there was a Newton County Sheriff's Office warrant out for him, in addition to a black 9-mm handgun stuck between the driver and passenger seats. The unloaded handgun turned out to be stolen from DeKalb County.
There was also a pager similar to the kind used by firefighters in the trunk of the car.
When CPD Sgt. Chris Cain contacted the Thunderbird Fire Chief, he learned Dwight had worked as a fire fighter for a short time and quit before the results of a background check came back, taking the badge and pager with him.
Dwight was charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, impersonating a public officer, a felony, and felony theft by recovering.