Woman's Bad Day Involves 2 Crashes, 2 DUI Arrests

Michele Leonard didn't learn her lesson the first time: cops
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 17, 2015 11:19 AM CST
Yes, that's two DUI arrests in one day.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – You'd think a DUI arrest would be a wake-up call. Apparently not for everyone. Pennsylvania State Police say they arrested 47-year-old Michele Leonard for driving under the influence on Saturday after Leonard crashed her car near an intersection in Somerset County, per KDKA. She was then released, but instead of heading home, Leonard paid a stranger $3 to drive her back to her vehicle, police tell WTAE. Was she just going to pick up her purse? Um, no. Police say Leonard got behind the wheel and starting driving down the road before she lost control again, sideswiped a parked car, and crashed into a man's shed around 6pm.

"I looked out my window and saw a car fly down my driveway, past my truck, heard a big crash ... She slammed into my shed," says Stanley Fisher. "She tried to back up. I stopped her, took her keys from her. She said, 'I can't get another DUI.' I said, 'What do you mean?' She said, 'I already have one today.'" Police have charged Leonard over the second incident; her blood-alcohol test results are pending. (This guy was arrested for DUI in a motorized wheelchair.)

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