A woman who was so drunk she collapsed on the floor of the police department’s lobby Wednesday night is doing all right after being taken to a hospital for observation.
Now, however, the Hitchcock woman is set to be cited for public intoxication.
La Marque Police Chief Richard Price said the woman, who was not identified Friday because she has yet to be charged, came into the police station with her boyfriend on Wednesday as the couple sought a ride from police back to their Texas City home.
Instead, the woman got a ride to the hospital, because police thought she might have been suffering from an overdose or alcohol poising, and her boyfriend was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana.
While the couple waited in the lobby, a police dispatcher monitoring security video reported the couple appeared to be “highly intoxicated.”
The dispatcher said the woman was unable to stand.
Video released by police shows the woman attempting to sit on a bench but she falls to the ground
. Her boyfriend made several attempts to pick her up, but to no avail.
When officer Forrest Gandy went to the lobby, he reported the woman was in such bad shape she required emergency medical attention. The 28-year-old was taken to Mainland Medical Center in Texas City, police said.
The man was arrested and initially charged with public intoxication. While he was being booked, Gandy reported finding a bag of marijuana.
Michael Carl Bell, 22, of Texas City, was charged with drug possession and later released on a $1,500 bond.
In his report on the incident, Gandy noted that when he asked Bell why the couple came into the station, the man responded, “We were hoping a police officer would give us a courtesy ride back to Texas City.