Peterson, who was reportedly holding an open can of Ice House beer, also had five other cans of Ice House in a white bag. When asked what she was doing, Peterson said she was trying to find a ride home and had done nothing wrong. She further explained her boyfriend had left her at the QT.
"I asked her if she was in the middle of the roadway," one of the officers recounted in the report. "She stated, 'Yeah, I was in the middle of the road trying to stop cars so they would give me a ride!"
The officer advised Peterson of the dangers of standing in the middle of the road trying to stop traffic on a busy highway, especially while drinking.
"Peterson stated she did not care if someone hit her or not, she just wanted a ride home," the officer noted.
The officer then asked Peterson if he and the other officer could give her a ride home.
"I explained that I couldn't continue to let her walk home due to her being inebriated and already proving to be a street hazard," the officer wrote in the report. "At that time, Peterson called me a 'redneck' and stated I 'couldn't do anything about it anyways'."
Peterson was subsequently placed under arrest for disorderly conduct. One of the officers then poured out all of Peterson's beer, to which she responded "You owe me a 6-pack."
On the way to the jail, Peterson continued to insist she had done nothing wrong. She reportedly said her family members were cops and "were going to get her out of trouble." She then allegedly called the officer a "Georgia redneck" again and said she was a "Yankee girl" and the officer didn't know who he was "messing with."
"At one point, Peterson stated 'Cops and everyone else can walk around with guns here and I get arrested for drinking a beer. Maybe I should have had a gun instead of that beer'," the officer wrote. "I asked Peterson to repeat what she said and she stated, 'I did nothing wrong!' "
Peterson was booked into the jail on a single count of disorderly conduct. She was released the following day on a $125 cash bond.
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