After Jenna Lian Barnfield drove into the opposite lane of traffic and crashed her car head-on into another vehicle, a city cop asked her why she did what she did.
"Because I'm drunk," the 21-year-old city woman blurted out to Patrolman Joshua K. Bell, according to an affidavit.
Bell was called to crash at Washington Boulevard and Market Street about 3:15 a.m. on Jan. 7 after Barnfield's vehicle and another driven by Bruce Chesson collided.
"I immediately detected a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from her breath," Bell said of Barnfield in the affidavit. The woman's speech was slurred, the officer added. Her blood-alcohol content level at the time was .29, Bell said.
From the county's DUI center, Barnfield, of 816 Hepburn St., was sent home in a cab. She was arraigned last week before District Judge Allen P. Page III on a charge of driving under the influence of intoxicants and released on $1,500 bail.