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Drunk senior wants her fast food faster

Miami University senior Tayler Philips was charged with drunk driving and prohibited blood alcohol content (BAC) 4:30 a.m. Tuesday. Philips, 22, pulled into a parking spot near the end of the drive-thru line at McDonald’s and began acting belligerent and cussing because she didn’t have her food yet, police reports said.

An OPD officer was getting food in the drive-thru when the restaurant manager told him Philips was drunk. Philips was trying to get in the locked front door of McDonald’s when the officer walked over to her. Philips told the officer she was still waiting on her food and admitted she had been driving, police reports said.

A McDonald’s employee brought Philips her food and the officer sat her down at which point he recognized a strong odor of alcohol and slurred speech from Philips. She told police she had two beers at 8:15 p.m. and was okay to drive. Philips’ BAC was .215, police reports said.

Officer cites male with vodka bottle

Miami University sophomore Austin Hawley received multiple citations 2:30 a.m. Saturday. Hawley, 20, was standing on the sidewalk in front of 14 N. Campus Avenue talking on the phone with a bottle of Skyy Vodka in his hand, police reports said. Officers found he was underage and had a fake identification in his wallet. Hawley was arrested and cited on charges of underage drinking, open container and having a fake identification.

Couple tries to steal from Wal-Mart

A couple attempted to steal $700 worth of merchandise from Wal-Mart around 11:20 a.m. Friday. The greeter called a manager when checking the couple’s cart on their way out after the alarm sounded and noticed barcodes ripped off merchandise, police reports said. The couple decided to leave the store without any merchandise, driving a maroon Chevrolet Lumina with Ohio plates, police reports said.

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