Driver charged with DUI after falling asleep at gas station
The Rapid City Police Department charged a Rapid City women with DUI on Monday afternoon after she was found sleeping in her running car at a gas station.
Katherine Thompson, 33, was found unconscious in the idling car around 3:30 p.m. near the Mobile gas station pumps at 3851 Eglin St. in Rapid City. Witnesses say Thompson had been there for more than an hour, according to a press release from the police department.
Police found the doors to the vehicle locked and attempted to knock on the windows to wake the driver. The driver eventually woke up and opened the door. Police noted the strong smell of an alcoholic beverage and the driver could not stand without assistance.
Upon further investigation, police located an open alcohol container in the vehicle, and Thompson was place under arrest for DUI and open container in a motor vehicle.
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