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An Altoona, Penn., woman presented the state trooper who tried to arrest her for drunk driving with two yellow roses and told him she had a "cop fantasy."
A Pennsylvania state trooper got more than an arrest when he chased down a DUI suspect. He also fended off the allegedly drunk woman's attempt to seduce him, according to police.
The trooper didn't catch up to her until she had arrived at her destination, gone into a house and taken off her pants — but when he did, she presented him with two yellow roses and confessed to a "cop fantasy," he said, the Altoona Mirror reported.
Trooper Thomas Laskey started tailing 40-year-old Monica Barnhart on Interstate 99 after a driver called in to report an apparently drunk driver, police said. Barnhart's red Chevrolet Monte Carlo was swerving all over the road at speeds between 40 and 90 mph, according to Laskey.
By the time he caught up with her, at 1:45 p.m., she had parked and entered a home — not her own, but that of somebody she knew — in Altoona, police said.
According to Laskey, she came to the door in a green top and underwear, smelling of alcohol and holding two flowers. She said they were for him because she had a "cop fantasy" and denied she had been driving, according to police.
Laskey refused them, waited for Barnhart to put on her pants and took her into custody, he said.
Police said she had a blood alcohol content of .356 — over four times the legal limit — and later admitted to having been driving the Monte Carlo Laskey followed to her friend's home.
Barnhart was charged with driving under the influence, but her lawyer said she maintains she is not guilty.