Tenn. woman high on whip cream arrested on DUI charge after taking out mailbox
(WKRN) FRANKLIN, Tenn. – Franklin police say a woman who used aerosol whipped cream cans to get high was charged with driving under the influence after crashing her car into a man’s mailbox.
Anna Thomas, 28, was hospitalized after crashing into the mailbox on Battle Avenue.
“I was putting dishes in the dishwasher getting ready to go to go to work when all of a sudden I heard this extremely loud boom,” said Craig Lynch, owner of the destroyed mailbox. “I actually thought a transformer had exploded,” he called police.
“They started pulling out bottles of whip cream and they started sitting them on the car and they essentially ran out of room,” said Lynch.
He ran outside and saw Thomas in his neighbor’s yard and discovered the damage to his mailbox.
Officers on the scene said that Thomas was disoriented at the time. They also found 13 nearly-empty cans of whipped cream scattered inside the vehicle.
Police also charged her with failure to report a crash for running her car into a ditch at another location prior to the incident.
“I’m thankful she hit the mailbox cause being this is two wrecks within two blocks the next thing she hit was going to be a person and somebody was going to get hurt,” said Lynch.
According to records with the Williamson County Jail, this is Thomas’ 6th DUI. She is due in court on June 4th.