A deputy from the San Diego Sheriff’s Department was reportedly involved in a struggle attempting to resist arrest after being pulled over on suspicion of drunk driving late Tuesday evening in San Diego.

The incident began when police officers responded to a report of a woman driving erratically in a parking lot near a McDonald’s restaurant in the 11900 block of Carmel Mountain Road shortly after midnight.

Upon their arrival on the scene, officers took 42 year old Diedre R. Quenell, a resident of Encinitas, into custody on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol. It was at that time that the woman identified herself as a sheriff’s deputy.

She then reportedly attempted to resist her arrest, but was eventually subdued and transported to Las Colinas woman’s detention center in Santee for suspicion of DUI and resisting around.

Quenell was released after posting bail at about 8 a.m., according to a clerk at the jail. A spokeswoman from the county sheriff’s department refused to release any additional information about the incident, siting personnel rules.

Driving under the influence is illegal for everyone. Even county sheriffs are susceptible to criminal punishment if they break the rules intended to keep the roads safe.

Deputy Quenell is lucky that her sloppy food run to McDonald’s did not end in an accident that could have resulted in serious injury for both her and anyone else on the road around her.

If you’ve ever found yourself in a situation where you are tempted to take to the wheel while intoxicated, you should always find a designated driver to take you where you need to go, or fight the urge and stay safe.

The momentary fulfillment of a Big Mac does not come close to covering the possibly fatal damages you can suffer when involved in an accident.

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