A woman warned her arresting officer of possible spirits out on the town Halloween night after she was arrested for DUI. Newton County Sheriff's deputy William Bowen found Carolyn Mashburn parked in a stranger's yard on Surrey Chase Drive Wednesday night. The deputy could reportedly see that Mashburn had plowed her Jeep Cherokee through a brick mailbox in the yard.
When Bowen approached the SUV, Mashburn reportedly asked the deputy how to push her deployed airbag back into the steering wheel. Mashburn said she hydroplaned into the grass before striking the mailbox with her vehicle.
In the incident report, Bowen described Mashburn as easily distracted, which led him to believe she was intoxicated. When asked, Mashburn admitted to having taken two Prozac pills.
After running her name through the system, Bowen learned Mashburn had temporary restraining order filed against her by her husband, who also lived on Surrey Chase Drive.
Mashburn agreed to perform some field sobriety tests, which she reportedly failed.
She was then arrested for DUI. While being transported to the Newton County Detention Center, Mashburn advised Bowen he should be careful because there were spirits out that night in Newborn and Covington.