Driver passed out on highway arrested

A Bernice woman was arrested early Saturday morning after a Lincoln Parish deputy found her apparently passed out behind the wheel of her car.

At about 1:30 a.m., Deputy S. Anunciation-Taylor came upon a vehicle stopped in the westbound lane of La. Highway 146 (White Lightning Road). The driver had her hands in her lap, head on her chest, eyes closed, and did not respond to the deputy.

After many attempts to arouse the driver, deputies broke the right rear window to enter the vehicle. After shaking the driver, she seemed confused and said she wasn’t sure where she was. She was arrested and taken to the Lincoln Parish Detention Center for a breath test with a result of .122g%, well over the legal limit of .08g%.

During a subsequent interview, the driver, Marissa Lamonica Marie Singleton, 25, said she had taken hydroxyzine prior to consuming alcohol. She also failed several field sobriety tests.

Singleton was booked for operating a vehicle first offense and illegally stopping in a roadway. Bail was set at $1,500.

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