A Barrow County Sheriff's deputy was dispatched to the restaurant shortly before 4 p.m. in response to a report of a possibly intoxicated female rolling around on the ground with a pistol in her hand. Before the deputy arrived, the manager of the Zaxby's had taken the pistol from the woman and secured the weapon.
Upon arrival, the deputy found the woman, later identified as 27-year-old Amanda Ray, still rolling on the ground outside her car. The vehicle was running and no one else was in or near the vehicle.
"I asked Ms. Ray what happened and as she attempted to speak I noticed her speech was slurred and I could smell the odor commonly associated with an alcohol [sic] beverage coming from her breath," the deputy wrote in the report.
The deputy had Ray stand up and have a seat inside the vehicle. According to the report, Ray was unsteady on her feet as she tried to stand and began crying. When asked what was wrong, Ray reportedly replied, "He was supposed to come back for me."
The deputy then asked Ray how she got to Zaxby's but was unable to understand her response "due to her slurring her words."
"I asked Ms. Ray how much alcohol she had to drink today and she stated 'a lot, probably a fifth of Jack'," the deputy noted in the report.
A check of Ray's information revealed she was wanted out of Harris and Coweta counties. Due to the outstanding warrants and Ray's behavior, the deputy placed her under arrest.
Due to her "high level of intoxication," the deputy took Ray to the hospital to be medically cleared before transporting her to the jail. Ray was subsequently booked into the jail on a charge of public intoxication. Her firearm was placed into evidence for safekeeping.
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