Inebriated woman arrested after harassing man and children
Ronda Jean Fawver, 42, of Toledo, was arrested July 30 after police say she was drunkenly yelling at a man and his children after he refused to let her buy them ice cream and later drove her truck while intoxicated.
According to an affidavit of probable cause filed Aug. 1, Toledo Police Department officers were dispatched to an incident in Toledo shortly after 7 p.m. on July 30. A male caller said he believed Fawver was intoxicated, and she was attempting to drive. Dispatch told officers the caller could be heard arguing with Fawver about not driving in the background of the call.
Police arrived at an unreported location and met with Fawver, who they identified via her driver’s license. She was reportedly very emotional when they arrived and swayed and slurred her speech as though she was intoxicated, the affidavit states.
When asked what happened with the man and his children, Fawver reportedly said she had gone to a mobile home park located behind the Food Fair Market in Toledo and invited the man and his children to come back to the market with her, where she worked, so she could buy the children ice cream, according to the affidavit.
The police contacted the caller who said he had a disagreement with Fawver because she was drunk and he did not like to allow his three children to eat too much sugary food. Despite his protests, he said Fawver kept telling the children she was going to buy them treats and eventually started emptying her bags onto the ground in the parking lot of the Food Fair Market while acting “crazy,” the affidavit states.
The man decided to call the police to defuse the situation, but said it was at that time Fawver went back to her truck that was parked in the mobile home park and attempted to drive away. The man said he attempted to stop her, but she refused to listen and she drove away, and he began yelling at his kids to get out of the path of her truck as she drove from the trailer park through the market’s parking lot, according to the affidavit.
It is not stated in the affidavit what relation Fawver may have to the man or his children.
An employee at the market said he knew Fawver and said she was a good person, but probably needed a ride home because she was drunk, the affidavit states.
After speaking with those people, the officer contacted Fawver again and asked her to consent to conduct a field sobriety test, to which she agreed and showed multiple signs of impairment. At the time, she reportedly told police she had not consumed any alcohol that day, but later said she had one shot of alcohol. When asked how impaired she might be on a scale of one to 10, she told the officer she was a two at most, according to the affidavit,
Fawver then reportedly admitted to driving her truck after her exchange with the man and his children. The officer wrote in the affidavit that he believes the parking lot would have been busy at that time, and her driving while inebriated likely created a hazard for other drivers.
The officer decided to place Fawver under arrest, during which she allegedly became angry and belligerent. As he secured her in the patrol car and began driving her to jail, Fawver reportedly began screaming at the officer about various topics. The officer said he could not comprehend any intelligible or complete sentences during the drive, the affidavit states.
At the jail, Fawver was taken to the intoxilyzer room to be tested, but refused before she reportedly began slamming her hands on the desk and demanding to speak with an attorney. Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies at the jail moved to restrain Fawver due to her behavior, but she resisted and ended up kicking one of them in the shin while yelling obscenities. Deputies later obtained a warrant to draw her blood for testing, according to the affidavit.
Fawver was charged with resisting arrest, harassment and DUII and was held at the Lincoln County Jail until Aug. 2 when she signed a conditional release agreement stipulating she not possess intoxicants or enter any bars, taverns or liquor stores. An early resolution hearing for the case is scheduled for Aug. 29.