According to officials, a security guard for Kroger grocery store contacted the Brazil City Police Department after being unable to locate a woman, who was reported by a shopper to be passed out on the east side of the store Wednesday evening.
However, the security guard was able to locate a purse belonging to Mary K. King, 44, Brazil.
While checking the area, a BCPD patrolman located a woman matching the description provided by store security partially lying in a wooded area on the south side of the Kroger building.
The apparently intoxicated woman identified herself as Mary K. King to the officer, who performed a portable field sobriety test. King tested .373, while the limit is .08.
Concerned for her medical condition, the officer contacted TransCare and arranged for a medical transport to St. Vincent Clay Hospital.
When the officer told King she was being taken into custody for public intoxication, she became belligerent. Once the ambulance arrived, King calmed down.
During a medical checkup at the hospital, King became agitated and belligerent again in the emergency room.
Two separate blood tests were performed to determine King's Blood Alcohol Content (BAC), which were .32 and .24, respectively.
Once cleared for transport to the Clay County Justice Center, three officers took King, who became agitated again, to a BCPD vehicle. As the first vehicle transported King, the second vehicle followed along National Avenue.
At approximately the 900 block of National Avenue, King allegedly got loose from her restraints and attempted to leave the moving vehicle. It took all three officers to restrain the "kicking and unruly" woman during transport and to get her into a cell at the CCJC.
Currently incarcerated on a $5,000 cash bond (with no 10 percent allowed), King has been preliminarily charged with public intoxication, battery with injury on a law enforcement officer, disorderly conduct and resisting law enforcement.