A Franklin Park woman gave an interesting excuse as to why she was over the legal limit when she was stopped by police.
According to the statement she gave police, Katherine Muhlenbruc, 25, said the only reason she blew over the legal driving limit was because she was pulled over too quickly for erratic driving. Had she been allowed to continue driving her car, she would have been sober by the time she reached her destination, according to Muhlenbruc.
“Unbelievably, the defendant in this case was so intoxicated that she actually tried to convince the officer that she was driving to sober up,” police Chief Tom Weitzel said. “Numerous avenues are available to those who chose to drink to get home safely, such as Uber and Lyft. Driving around to sober up is not one of them.”
Arrested Too Quickly
According to the arrest report, Muhlenbruc was stopped by Riverside around 4:15 a.m. early Friday morning after she was spotted crossing a double yellow line. Muhlenbruc told officers that she “wasn’t that drunk,” and that she only had three drinks at the bar, although she noted that they were “extremely potent” drinks.
Similar to Harold and Kumar on the big screen, Muhlenbruc told police she was on her way to White Castle in Berwyn in order to “sober up.” She wasn’t going to sober up anytime soon, as a blood alcohol test at the police station revealed that she had a BAC of 0.15, nearly twice the legal driving limit.
Muhlenbruc was charged with:
- Driving under the influence
- Driving without insurance
- Improper lane usage
- Driving in the wrong lane
Hopefully Muhlenbruc will find an attorney to help her navigate her troublesome legal situation and with any luck she’ll learn a valuable lesson to never get behind the wheel when she’s had too much to drink. This situation could have been much worse had police not stopped her when they did.