"Somehow she got back to her car," says Lt. Jon Ballard

By Tara Fowler
Updated October 30, 2014 06:30 PM
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It was a not-so-happy Halloween for one reveler who partied a little too hard in upstate New York.

Catherine Butler, 26, was arrested not once, but twice for driving while intoxicated early Saturday morning, police in Gates, New York, say.

The Rochester resident, who was dressed in a bloody zombie costume, was first stopped at about 2 a.m. with a blood-alcohol level of more than .08 percent, according to a press release from the Gates Police Department.

But just three hours later, Butler ended up arrested for another instance of DWI when a different officer “observed a car swerving in and out of its lane,” the release reads.

Police are baffled as to how she got back to her vehicle.

“We don’t know how she got behind the wheel again,” Lt. Jon Ballard tells PEOPLE. “We released her to a friend who was sober, but somehow she got back to her car.”

Following the second arrest, authorities took no chances.

“The second time, we took her right back to her house,” Ballard says.

Butler has two previous DWI convictions, one in 2011 and another in 2006, according to police.

She is scheduled to appear in court on Nov. 18.

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