Peru, IN - Victoria Johnson, 33 of Peru, Indiana is facing charges of Public Intoxication following her arrest at 3:21 p.m. on Monday, August 26, 2019.
According to a Peru Police Department probable cause affidavit, Ms. Johnson was reported to be walking in the roadway swaying back and forth. Dispatch advised the female was with a male who was pushing a baby stroller in the area of Broadway and Spring Streets.
Animal Control Officer Greg Douglass then advised dispatch over the radio that he observed the female laying on the side of the roadway near Broadway and York Streets. A few minutes later he reported she was now walking in the roadway heading south in the northbound lane.
PPD Officer Tyler Shoffner was dispatched to the scene. While en route, he heard Captain Raber advised that he was out with the subjects in question at Broadway and Graham Streets. Upon his arrival, Shoffner immediately recognized the female as Victoria Johnson, 33 of Peru. The male's name was redacted from the report by the Prosecutor’s Office.
Shoffner’s report indicates that he has had multiple interactions with both subjects over the past several months and that on most occasions, Ms. Johnson is under the influence of alcohol. The report continued that “The majority of those interactions involved them arguing with each other in public and walking in the roadway.”
While speaking with Ms. Johnson, Officer Shoffner detected the odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from her person.
Ms. Johnson then became verbally abusive towards Officer Shoffner. She pointed her finger at him and stated: “this a (redacted) if I catch yo (redacted) on the street”.
Ms. Johnson was then placed in handcuffs with the assistance of Sergeant Raber. After being placed in the back seat of a patrol car, she was given a portable breath test with a result of .42% BrAC.
Victoria Johnson, 33 of Peru, was arrested on a charge of Public Intoxication.
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