A Camp woman was transported to the Izard County Detention Center after a failed attempt to mow the highway Aug. 22.
After a go-a-round with Fulton County Deputy Rhonda Long, Sharon Carbery, 52, was charged with driving under the influence, implied consent, driving left of center, disorderly conduct, assault on an officer, careless and prohibited driving and criminal mischief.
Long said she was driving along Highway 9 north when she came across a bikini-clad Carbery traveling north bound on a riding lawn mower in the south bound lane of traffic.
Long turned on her lights and siren and pulled in front of Carbery's path, but she refused to stop the engine, so Long took Carbery's keys. "That's when it got kind of exciting," Long said.
She said Carbery was clearly disoriented and became aggressive, shouting obscenities and refusing to cooperate with Long.
Long said Carbery's boyfriend drove up to the scene in his personal vehicle and attempted to help her by calming Carbery. "He tried to talk her down, but she wouldn't listen to anything," Long said. "Once I took those keys she was mad and focused on me."
"(Carbery) told me flat out that she wasn't going to listen to a word I said until I got Walter Dillinger out there," Long laughed. "(Carbery) said she would only talk to him because Walter Dillinger was her best friend."
Once Carbery was cuffed and in Long's vehicle she became even more violent, Long said. "(Carbery) kicked at my back cage and windows the whole way to Melbourne," she said. "And (Carbery) screamed the entire time and called me every name in the book."
After a spending the night in jail, Carbery bonded out the following day.
Arkansas State Officer Jimmy Carter assisted Long in the arrest.