On Aug. 27, Lake Havasu City Police officers encountered a vehicle parked partially on a sidewalk, and facing the wrong direction of traffic on Havasupai Boulevard. The vehicle’s driver, identified as 32-year-old Havasu resident Carolyn E. Bolduc, was allegedly found sleeping in her driver’s seat with the engine running.
Officers reached through Bolduc’s open window and shifted her vehicle into “park,” the report said, and woke her.
According to the report, items including an open bottle of whiskey and a box of wine were observed within the vehicle as officers roused Bolduc. According to the report, Bolduc appeared to be disoriented when she woke, and believed that she was near the lake. Her vehicle was found about two miles east of Lake Havasu’s nearest shoreline. When she spoke with officers, Bolduc allegedly believed the time to be about 9 p.m., Aug. 26. It was actually 3 a.m., Aug. 27.
Bolduc agreed to a series of field sobriety tests, which officers say she was unable to complete. Bolduc was arrested at the scene and transported to Lake Havasu City Jail on charges of DUI. A test of Bolduc’s breath after her arrest allegedly showed a blood-alcohol concentration of 0.11%, the report said.
According to police, an inventory search of Bolduc’s purse yielded a used syringe. When asked, Bolduc said the syringe belonged to her boyfriend, who had left it at her home. She’d placed it in her bag, she allegedly said, to prevent her children from coming into contact with it.
Officers also found a glass pipe in Bolduc’s bag, which contained suspected methamphetamine residue.
Bolduc was charged with DUI and one misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia.