Police: NH woman refused to pay cab fare from Manchester club, became hostile toward officers
MANCHESTER — A Nashua woman was arrested and charged with theft of services and disorderly conduct Saturday night following a confrontation with Manchester police over cab fare.
Police say Shannon Drouin, 37, called a cab to bring her home from Club Manchvegas and when the cab driver informed her the fare would be $50, she refused to pay.
The cabbie, 61-year-old Georges Morel, of Manchester, told Drouin he would drop her off at police headquarters if she refused to pay. Police say she continued to yell at Morel so he dropped her off at the Manchester Police Department.
While in the lobby at police headquarters, Drouin became confrontational with two police officers, police said. Drouin, who appeared to be intoxicated, was directed to an ATM in the station's lobby.
Drouin withdrew enough money to pay her fare but continued to yell at the officers as they directed her out of the lobby toward the waiting cab, police said. Drouin refused to leave the lobby and again began yelling at one of the officers, police said.
Drouin was ultimately placed into custody and charged with theft of services for refusing to pay the cab driver for the ride from Club Manchvegas to police headquarters. She was also charged with disorderly conduct.
Drouin was released on $500 personal recognizance bail and is scheduled to appear in Manchester district court June 16.