Strange driving behavior lands Havasu woman in jail on felony drug charges

February 16, 2019

Lake Havasu City Police officers responded to the intersection of McCulloch Boulevard and Buena Vista Avenue on Feb. 8 after receiving reports of an unsafe driver. According to police, 50-year-old Angelique H. Sahnow was reported by multiple witnesses after she was allegedly unable to maintain her lane, repeatedly stopped and started her vehicle, and was seen driving on the wrong side of the road.

Officers found Sahnow’s gray Toyota Camry as it approached Buena Vista Avenue. According to the report, Sahnow was driving at a speed of about five miles per hour, despite the posted speed limit of 35 miles per hour.

Officers followed, and when Sahnow allegedly struck a curb while making a wide left turn, officers stopped her.

Sahnow was taken to Lake Havasu City Jail, where she declined a breath test to determine her level of intoxication.

A search of her vehicle allegedly yielded an open container of gin and several bottles of liquor that were unopened. A bottle of prescription pills were also located, the label for which was partially torn away. A vape pen containing suspected marijuana product was also located in Sahnow’s purse.

Police obtained samples of Sahnow’s blood for testing, and Sahnow was charged with possession of narcotic drugs, possession of marijuana, possessing an open container of liquor in her vehicle and DUI.