Police Division

Sept 9th Press Release

On September 8, 2022 at 10:12 p.m., Norfolk Police were notified of a hit and run accident.  The reporter stated that a vehicle was swerving all over the road and struck a sign in the median at 13th Street and Norfolk Avenue.  The reporter followed the car to the 1300 block of Prospect Avenue where officers were able to have contact with the driver.  The driver was identified as Jolyn M. Eatherton, 29, of Norfolk.  The officer noted that Eatherton was slurring her words, was unsteady on her feet, had red glassy eyes and appeared dazed.  The officer and her spoke about prescription medication she was taking and the officer asked her to perform field sobriety maneuvers.  Following the maneuvers, she was arrested for driving under the influence of drugs.  In a subsequent search, officers recovered two rolled up one-dollar bills in her wallet that contained a small amount of cocaine.  She was then also arrested for possession of a controlled substance.  She was housed in the Norfolk City Jail and later transferred to the Madison County jail.