A Minnesota woman must’ve been reliving her college days because when she was arrested for a DUI, police found Jell-O shots stuffed in her pockets.
For those not in the know, Jell-O shots are alcohol-infused gelatin cups that are imbibed like an alcoholic shot.
On Saturday, May 31, 2014, Cathy Sanchez, 28, was speeding and swerving her Buick LeSabre on Highway 10 in Glyndon, Minnesota when police pulled her over. When an officer approached her vehicle, he immediately could tell that she was intoxicated. Sanchez’s speech was slurred, her eyes were bloodshot and she smelled of alcohol.
The officer gave Sanchez a field sobriety test which she failed and later gave her a breathalyzer test. Her blood alcohol concentration registered .136 percent. The legal limit in Minnesota is .08 percent.
According to an investigator in a probable cause statement, “In a search incident to her arrest… [an officer] located three alcohol Jell-O shots in the female’s pockets.”
In addition to shoving the Jell-O shots in her pockets, Sanchez also gave cops a false name. Giving the cops a false name is a crime and can result in misdemeanor or felony charges depending on your case, your state, and the name you give (i.e. if the false name is a real person and naming them results in hardship on their part.)
Once the cops got Sanchez’s real name, they ran a background check on her and realized that she had been arrested for a DUI on five previous occasions and her license had been revoked because it was “inimical to public safety”. Additionally, she had a concealed weapons conviction on her record.
Having previous DUI and criminal charges are known as aggravating circumstances and result in a harsher punishment. Sanchez is currently facing felony charges that each carry a maximum of seven years in prison. She is currently being held in Clay County jail on a $20,000 bond.
Source: The Smoking Gun