Two women driving to a hospital in Sparta Saturday night, because they believed they could get help clearing fogged windows in their car, didn’t jibe with a police officer or the officer’s drug-sniffing dog.
This came after the officer watched Newbury drive down the middle of West Oak Street and then on South L Street before turning into the parking lot at Mayo Clinic Health System on Main Street.
Newbury told the officer her driving behavior was due to the fogged windows she was trying to defrost.
“The windows weren’t fogged up and the vehicle’s defroster was not turned on,” police said.
“When asked why they came to the hospital, Newbury said ‘We were trying to defrost the windows,'” police said.
Following Larz sniffing drugs, methamphetamine paraphernalia was found under a seat in the vehicle, and prescription drugs found in Womick’s purse.