Woman arrested after alleged dispute at drive-thru

DOVER — A food order dispute at a drive-thru resulted in the arrest of an allegedly intoxicated customer early Saturday morning, authorities said.

McDonald’s staff called Dover Police claiming that Dana Courtenay, 35, began cursing at employees at approximately 3:01 a.m.

She drove her vehicle from the scene at 1424 Forrest Ave. when officers arrived, spokesman Master Cpl. Mark Hoffman said.

Police activated emergency equipment to make a stop, but Ms. Courtenay’s vehicle quickly exited the parking lot, according to authorities.

The vehicle entered a nearby shopping center and then returned to the McDonald’s drive thru, police said.

As officers went to contact Ms. Courtenay, police alleged that she exited her vehicle and started cursing and screaming at them.

Ms. Courtenay began to fight and spit on two officers trying to take her into custody, police said. She refused a sobriety test but “had clear signs of alcohol intoxication,” according to police.

A blood-draw search warrant was approved and Ms. Courtenay was taken to Bayhealth-Kent General Hospital in Dover, police said.

Charges included DUI, reckless driving, resisting arrest with force, disorderly conduct, disregard police officer signal, offensive touching of law enforcement (two counts), second-degree assault law enforcement, intentionally threaten the life/serious injury to public official/servant.

Ms. Courtenay was released on a $9,700 unsecured bond.

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