OAKHURST — An Oakhurst woman was arrested after she reportedly damaged three vehicles, then fled the scene after a long wait at the drive-through at the Oakhurst McDonald’s last Friday.
At about 5 p.m. on Dec. 29, CHP was notified by McDonald’s employees that a woman who ordered at the drive-up window appeared to be intoxicated.
After taking her order, the employees directed the woman to park in the spaces reserved for drive-through customers, according to CHP.
But before officers could arrive at the scene, the woman reportedly got angry and went into the restaurant to confront the staff about how long her order was taking.
After yelling inside the store, she returned to her car and took off, speeding through the parking lot and crashing into three parked cars on the north side of the building, according to CHP.
She then left the scene, leaving behind multiple pieces of her white Ford Focus, including part of the left front fender.
Multiple witnesses observed the incident, including some of the owners of the damaged vehicles and the employees at McDonald’s.
CHP was unable to locate a current address for the driver, until someone who saw a Facebook post about the incident contacted them at about 6:40 p.m. to report that the damaged Ford was parked at a local apartment complex.
Officers responded to the location and made contact with the driver, 49-year-old Connie Berry. According to CHP, she “displayed signs of alcohol intoxication,” and was placed under arrest for misdemeanor DUI and Hit & Run, and transported to the Madera County Department of Corrections.
All three vehicles damaged in the parking lot were driveable.