You may be fond of your Halloween costume, but odds are you don’t want it immortalized forever as a standout DUI mugshot.
That luxury likely won’t be afforded to 26-year-old Catherine Butler, whose mugshot has gone viral after receiving two DUIs in a span of three hours after a night of Halloween debauchery.
Butler and friends decided to celebrate the Halloween holiday last Saturday, but she made a poor decision at the end of the night by deciding to drive home. An officer noticed that Butler was driving without her headlights on, and he quickly pulled her over. When asked to submit to a Breathalyzer, Butler blew a 0.11, nearly 1.5 times the legal driving limit.
As you can see from the above mugshot, she was still rocking her zombie costume at the time of her DUI arrest. Unfortunately for Butler, her troubles didn’t end there. A friend stopped by the station and picked up her zombie buddy, but just three hours later Butler was back on the road. An officer noticed a car driving erratically around 5 a.m. and conducted a traffic stop. Sensing that Butler was still affected by the alcohol in her system, the officer asked her to again submit to a Breathalyzer test. This time she blew a 0.09, just barely over the 0.08 legal limit.
Butler was again arrested for driving under the influence, but as you can see in the photo on the right, in the short time between arrests she decided to ditch the zombie costume.
The two arrests marked the third and fourth instances where Butler was arrested for drunk diving. Gates Police Chief James Vanbrederode said the message clearly hasn’t gotten through to this young woman.
“Two prior driving while impaired convictions and 26 years old and she’s still out driving drunk. It’s just hard to understand why people continue to do that and the consequences of continuing to do that,” Vanbrederode said.
Butler is due to appear in court next month.
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