DWI Suspect Leads Cops Into Drive-Thru Where She Buys Burger Before Arrest

It was a Big N' Tasty burger and one trip to jail to go for a woman suspected of DWI in St. Paul.

Police say 26-year-old Erica Toy Marie Ballard pulled into a McDonald's drive-thru with squad car lights flashing and sirens blaring behind her.

Ballard had time to eat a couple of fries before police caught up to her and arrested her on suspicion of drunken driving Sunday.

Ballard says she saw the cruiser at the McDonald's, heard an officer honking the horn and figured she was getting pulled over because her driver's license was revoked. She told the St. Paul Pioneer Press in a jail interview: "I thought they were fixing to mess with me. ... I was fixing to get something to eat."

Ballard says she couldn't get out of the drive-through because cars were behind and in front of her.

She's contesting the accuracy of a breath test she took.