A drunk driving arrest took a turn when the arresting officer discovered a small amount of cocaine in the driver's possession, according to a criminal complaint.
Eagan resident Breanna Lynn Wood faces one count of felony, fifth-degree possession of cocaine, one gross misdemeanor count of third-degree DWI and one misdemeanor count of fourth-degree DWI following her arrest on Sept. 6.
A West St. Paul police officer noticed a vehicle traveling southbound on Robert St. S. in West St. Paul going faster than the 40 mph posted speed limit, according to a criminal complaint filed by the Dakota County Attorney's Office. The officer followed the vehicle into Inver Grove Heights and allegedly observed the vehicle cross both the fog and center lines.
Police say the officer stopped the vehicle on Robert Trail South near the intersection with 70th St. in Inver Grove Heights. Upon speaking with Wood, who was driving the vehicle, the officer noticed slurred speech and detected the odor of an alcohol on Wood, police say. After Wood allegedly failed several field sobriety tests, the officer placed her under arrest.
Wood was transported to the West St. Paul Police Department, where another officer searched and inventoried her possessions. Prior to the search, the officer asked Wood if there was anything they needed to know about. Wood allegedly paused, then told officers there may be something in her makeup case.
Upon searching the case, police allegedly .06 grams of a substance later determined to be cocaine.