Guilty Plea for Woman, Drunk and Scantily Clad When Arrested
CHARDON, Ohio — A woman arrested last year in Bainbridge after leading police on a 128 mph chase, while drunk and wearing shear clothing, plead guilty to several charges on Thursday morning.
Erin B. Holdsworth, 28, of Hiram, appeared in Chardon Municipal Court today and plead guilty to charges of fleeing and eluding, OVI and driving under suspension.
Stop sticks were used to slow Holdsworth’s vehicle and shortly thereafter she pulled to the side of the road.
When officers approached her vehicle, according to Chief Jon Bokovitz of the Bainbridge Police Department, they discovered that she was nearly topless, covered by only a see-through tube top, and wearing g-sting panties and wedge heels.
One hour before her sentencing Holdworth, who had been out of jail on bond, was given a random drug test.
After entering a guilty plea to the aforementioned charges Judge Terri Stupica informed Holdsworth that she tested positive for THC, the active drug in marijuana.
“She was on a condition of bond, where she was subjected to random screenings. This morning, she tested positive,” said prosecutor Dennis Coyne.
Holdsworth was immediately taken into custody and taken to the Geauga County Safety Center, despite pleading to stay out on bond to take care of her three children.
“She told me with tears in her eyes that this was the best thing for her children, and hopefully, the judge will take that into consideration. Everyone makes mistakes,” said Tony Marinozzi, a friend.
Holdsworth will be sentenced for that mistake in September.
She faces up to 18 months in jail.