Judge jails woman for wearing short shorts
By Greg Kocher
“Why shouldn’t I put you in jail for contempt today?” Booth asked. “I told you twice.”
“I’m sorry,” Arnold said.
“No, you’re not,” Booth said. “I told you twice. I even fined you for being in contempt. Why shouldn’t I throw you in jail today? You apparently don’t care about the court’s orders.
“I forgot,” Arnold said.
“How could you forget?” Booth said. “No, seriously, how could you forget? It’s a complete disregard of court order. Complete. You should go to jail today, and you’re going.”
“Well, next time I won’t wear shorts,” Arnold said.
“I bet you won’t,” Booth said. And with that, Booth ordered her to serve three days of temporary detention “for disregard and disrespect for court proceedings.”
Court records say that Arnold moved Suboxone, a drug for treatment of opiate addiction, from her purse into her pocket.
Arnold remained in the Boyle jail Thursday afternoon, but bond information was not available.
Arnold’s next court appearance is scheduled for Monday in Garrard District Court. If she is still an inmate at that time, she will wear a bright yellow jail uniform.