On 08-28-2023, city units were dispatched to Bilbrey’s Funeral Home on East Adams Street for a female the caller identified to be driving a Chrysler 300 in the parking lot striking multiple vehicles. Upon arrival, officers made contact with the Chrysler 300 in the parking lot on the left side of Bilbrey’s Funeral Home, parked halfway in the grass over the curb and made contact with a female inside of the vehicle that was a identified as Tracy Ann Coker DOB: 09-15-1982. While speaking with Tracy, officers observed her to have very slurred speech, red watery eyes and could detect the odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from her person and she was unsteady on her feet. Ms. Coker also had to be given the same instructions multiple times during the investigation. Officers asked Ms. Coker for consent to search her vehicle to which she agreed. During a search of the vehicle officers found multiple empty alcoholic beverage cans and three different medication bottles that were all prescribed medication to Ms. Coker. An officer read Ms. Coker her rights and then questioned her about the situation and she admitted  that she had been drinking but denied ever driving the vehicle.

When officers spoke with a witness she told them that she picked Tracy up from the hospital and took her to get alcohol at a gas station and drove her back to the Bilbrey’s Funeral Home parking lot. The witness then stated that Tracy kept demanding to get the car keys back and she finally gave them to her. She said Tracy then got into the driver seat of the Chrysler, put it in reverse, then pulled forward to turn and hit a parked red truck. 

A male arrived at the scene and told officers that he observed Tracy get into the driver seat of the Chrysler, put it in reverse, then said she started to pull forward and hit a parked red truck but the truck took off out of the parking lot after the incident and was no longer there. The witnesses gave the time span of the incident happening between 45 minutes to 3 hours before officers’ arrival to the scene

Due to both witnesses statements and Ms. Coker’s intoxication level, having easy access to a vehicle and the likelihood of her driving the vehicle again, her being a danger to herself, others, and property officers placed Ms. Coker into custody and transported her to the Cumberland County Justice Center for booking where she was charged with Public Intoxication.