Hutchinson woman arrested for 'road rage' incident at a McDonald's drive-thru

By The News staff

An incident in a fast-food drive-thru that police categorized as “road rage” resulted in the arrest of a Hutchinson woman Wednesday morning on aggravated assault – and DUI – charges.

Police were in the area on a check welfare call when they were dispatched to the McDonald’s in the 1400 block of East 11th minutes before 8 a.m. on an “armed subject,” said Hutchison Police Lt. Dustin Loepp.

“Through investigation, it was determined the female driving a vehicle in the drive-thru became upset at the driver in front of her for not pulling forward,” Loepp said. “She then got out and confronted the male in front of her. She ended up brandishing a pocket knife towards the male.”

The male driver then showed the woman he had a handgun.

“That deterred her a little bit,” Loepp said, and she returned to her car and left.

The woman was driving away as officers arrived but pulled over on her own in a lot near the mall to wait for officers so she could report the gun being drawn on her, Loepp said.

While talking with the woman, the officers detected an odor of alcohol and made her perform field sobriety tests.

Officers then arrested Crystal L. Board, 34, on suspicion of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, driving under the influence, and illegal transportation of an alcoholic beverage. She bonded out of jail later Wednesday, records show.