Police: One refused to leave Moose Lodge while another did — and ends up in ditch, unconscious

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Two people were arrested early Saturday morning in Independence County when one refused to leave the Moose Lodge at closing time, while the other did leave — but was then involved in a traffic accident.

The report from Deputy John Marlow with the Independence County Sheriff’s Department shows a female individual trying to fight the Moose Lodge staff who had offered her a ride away from the establishment, but she still refused to leave after the business had closed.

The woman, identified by police as 26-year-old Lily Michelle Allder, was verbally and physically abusive all the way to jail, according to Marlow. Allder =was charged with public intoxication, disorderly conduct, and resisting arrest — all misdemeanors.

The second person, identified by Deputy Bobby Tate as 34-year-old Christopher C. Staggs, was found unconscious, behind the wheel of his vehicle in a ditch at the intersection of Cave Creek Road and Abbey Road. Police say he was intoxicated and uncooperative from the scene to the medical center, where he refused treatment. Staggs was then taken to jail and eventually placed in a restraining chair when he again became uncooperative with jail staff.

Staggs was charged with: DWI, refusal to submit to a sobriety test, and no proof of liability insurance. All charges were misdemeanors.

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