Collins, who has been a fixture on Fort Wayne TV since 1996, was arrested Tuesday afternoon in the parking lot of a Walgreens. A Walgreens employee reportedly called police after Collins purchased a bottle of wine while smelling strongly of alcohol.
When the police arrived, Collins was driving her Lexus SUV up to the Walgreens pharmacy drive-through window. Police eventually arrested her and found an open bottle of wine in her car.
After police took her to lockup, they administered a breathalyzer test and Collins registered a blood alcohol level of 0.14 percent, well above Indiana’s legal limit of 0.08.
Collins, whose legal name is Mary Collins Frank, faces a felony charge. It’s a felony because Collins was arrested in 2009 and pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of Operating Vehicle While Intoxicated (OWI).
WPTA has not yet commented publicly on Collins’s future at the station.[WANE, WPTA]