Tahlequah Daily Press

Crime & Courts

May 13, 2014

Sheriff's Beat: Woman forces regurgitation during test

TAHLEQUAH — Cherokee County sheriff’s deputies say a woman found slumped over in a car Sunday later tried to force herself to vomit when they tried to administer a breathalyzer test.

Hillarie Ann Ballou, 33, of Hulbert, was booked into jail for actual physical control of a motor vehicle. Deputy Raymond Hendricks spotted Ballou slumped over in the car, which was in the middle of the road after 2:30 a.m. The vehicle was still in drive, Hendricks reported, and when Ballou got out of her vehicle, she had to use the car to hold her balance. She allegedly admitted she had been at Ned’s in Tahlequah drinking.

Hendricks said Ballou vomited inside his patrol vehicle and again at the jail, so deputies had to wait several times to administer a breathalyzer test. When they attempted to do so, Ballou allegedly began to try forcing herself to throw up, but eventually was tested with a result of a .11 BAC, according to Hendricks.

In other matters, Deputy Kim Novak filed a report this week after glass was broken out of Speedy’s convenience store. Novak said deputies have received surveillance footage from the store.

Dennis Oldham filed a theft report last week.

Deputies spoke to Kimberly Greening recently when Greening decided to report harassment by unknown suspects. Greening and others have heard the suspects knocking on her house and have seen them running through her property with flashlights. Deputies said rocks were also being thrown at Greening’s property while they were taking a report, but a search of the area uncovered no suspect.

Gina Baldasare reported the theft of two goats last week.

Deputy Bryan Qualls filed a report recently on the recovery of a rifle that had been stolen from Muskogee in March of 2013. Qualls recovered the rifle during a traffic stop. Qualls tracked the history of the rifle and was ultimately given the name of a man who lives in Lost City, but deputies were unable to find him.

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