Misty Beth Hanson-Lafore is charged with a felony DUI after Ada County Sheriffs deputies say she was under the influence of prescription medication when she crashed her car into a parked car Wednesday afternoon and then sat in the grass next to the wreckage until officers arrived.
Officials say the DUI was Hanson-Lafores third DUI arrest since 2005, which makes Wednesdays arrest a felony.
Deputies were sent to the 100 block of Harlan Place, which is just west of the Eagle Road/State Street intersection, around 3:15 p.m. Wednesday to check out a report of a car crash.
When deputies arrived, they found Hanson-Lafores Ford Fusion had crashed into the back of a Chevy Cobalt parked on the east side of the road. Deputies say Hanson-Lafore was sitting next to the wreckage, crying and appearing agitated. When police talked to Hason-Lafore, they say she had slurred speech and admitted taking multiple prescription medications, according to reports.
Deputies say Hanson-Lafore also failed field sobriety tests before she was taken to the Ada County Jail and arrested for DUI. Hanson-Lafore took a breath test and did not register a blood alcohol level, so the intoxication is suspected to be from medication, according to reports.
Hanson-Lafore posted a $25,000 bond and was released from jail. A preliminary hearing on the case is set for Oct. 4.
The crime of felony DUI is punishable by up to 10 years in prison.