Submitted by the Madison County Sheriff’s Office
Madison County Sheriff Ben Stewart reports that on Wednesday, July 16, at 9:41 p.m., Madison County Sheriff’s Office Drug Task Force Investigators drove up on a 1999 four door Hyundai parked in the roadway on SE Farm Road. Investigators approached the Hyundai and found the engine was running. A female driver was passed out behind the steering wheel with an opened can of beer in her lap. There was a male passenger in the front seat who was also passed out.
Investigators woke the female up and identified her as Lois Christian. Christian was instructed to exit the Hyundai. Investigators detected a strong odor of an intoxicating beverage coming from Christian and initiated a D.U.I. investigation.
Christian refused to cooperate or perform Standard Field Sobriety Exercises to determine her ability to safely operate a motor vehicle. Based on the observations of the investigators and Christian’s refusal to cooperate, she was arrested without incident.
Once arriving at the Madison County Jail, Christian further refused to provide a breath sample. She was charged with D.U.I. and refusal to submit.