Woman Tried To ‘teach a lesson’ When She Drove Into Closed Billings Grow And Smoke Shop

A woman drank half a bottle of whiskey, drove to a Billings business to get marijuana, then drove her car through the storefront when she discovered it was closed and broke more windows with a sledgehammer, prosecutors say.

Lisa Christine Walter, 37, appeared in Yellowstone County Justice Court on Monday on a felony criminal mischief charge and aggravated driving under the influence second offense, a misdemeanor. Justice of the Peace David Carter set bond at $10,000.

 Police were called to Grow World, at 3130 King Ave. W., on Friday at 9 a.m., according to charges. There they found Walter drinking from a measuring glass, with her blue Honda Civic driven partially through the front doors of the business.

All 10 of the front windows to the business had been broken, police said. There was a baseball bat sticking out of the rear passenger side window, a sledgehammer sitting on the front seat and a bottle of Jack Daniels in the rear of the car.

Walter was reportedly agitated because she could not buy marijuana from the business because it was closed, charges state. Walter has a medical marijuana card, she told officers and had driven to Billings to buy the product because she’d run out. Grow World was her provider, she said. Grow World is a hydroponic growing supply and smoking supply store, according to its website.

Walter admitted to officers she’d drunk roughly half the bottle of whiskey before driving, according to charges. She became upset when she found the business closed, she said, so she drove her car through front doors to “teach a lesson,” and then broke more windows with the bat and sledgehammer.

A breath test that Walter gave showed a 0.13 percent blood alcohol content, charges state. The legal limit is 0.08.

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