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Louisville woman accused of purposely ramming cars

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Louisville woman is facing numerous charges after police say she deliberately rammed several vehicles with her car.

According to the arrest report, it happened early May 7 in the 1800 block of Del Mel Avenue. That's where police responded to a report of an "intoxicated female ramming vehicles." When officers arrived, they say 40-year-old Paula K. York was in the driver's seat "actively drinking a Miller Lite beer."

Although the engine was off, police say the hood and radiator were hot and the keys were in the ignition. Five cold beers could be seen in the passenger seat, police say. When an officer knocked on the window, York "jumped and screamed." According to the arrest report, York's car was parked between two vehicles, and fresh paint transfer from both vehicles was visible.

Police say York had a "VERY strong odor of beer from (her) breath, glazed eyes" and slurred speech. She allegedly told officers she hadn't driven since yesterday. Witnesses observed her driving, and another person that actually called 911 also saw her driving. As officers continued to ask questions, York allegedly became argumentative and refused to cooperate.

The vehicle York was in is not registered or insured, and is owned by a car lot, police say. As she was being taken to jail, police say York fell asleep and snored loudly; after arriving at the jail, she told the officer she had been meditating, not sleeping.

York, who police say has a history of DUI arrests, had a BAC of .209 when tested at the jail.

She's charged with criminal mischief, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, possession of an open alcoholic beverage in a motor vehicle, driving with no or expired registration plates, failure to register transfer of a motor vehicle, and failure to maintain insurance.

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