and Ecstasy in Vehicle">
| Crime |

Desaraye Barragan Was "Stupid and Hungry" After Smoking Joint...While Driving 105 MPH With Minors and Ecstasy in Vehicle

Keep New Times Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Phoenix and help keep the future of New Times free.

Desaraye Barragan told police she was "stupid and hungry" when she was driving her car 105 miles per hour on  Interstate 10 earlier this week, which tends to happen when you smoke a joint while driving a car.

From a legal perspective, having weed, ecstasy, and three minors in the car at the time certainly won't help Barragan.

According to court records obtained by New Times, about 11:30 p.m. Monday, a Phoenix police officer spotted a 2003 Nissan Altima doing about 96 mph while driving eastbound on the I-10 near 79th Avenue.

The officer followed the car as it swerved down the freeway, ultimately reaching speeds of 105 mph in a 65 mph zone.

The officer pulled the vehicle over on I-10 near 19th Avenue. When he approached the driver's side window, the officer immediately smelled weed, and the driver -- Barragan -- was suffering from a case of "droopy" eye. In addition to that, the officer notes in his report that Barragan's eyes were bloodshot and watery and that her speech was slurred.

Fairly certain that Barragan was stoned, the officer searched the car and found the following: a weed pipe, weed, ecstasy, and three minors -- two 17-year-olds and a 15-year-old.

Barragan and each of her passengers admitted to smoking a joint in the car. They told the officer they threw it out the window just before getting pulled over -- again, when Barragan was doing about 105 mph with weed, ecstasy, and minors in the car.

Once in custody, Barragan told police she knew she was driving more than 100 mph while smoking a joint. Her reason: she was "stupid and hungry."

Barragan's appetite -- and her lead foot -- got her booked into jail on two counts of aggravated DUI with a passenger under 15, 10 counts of dangerous drug possession, one count of marijuana possession, one count of possession of drug paraphernalia, three counts of endangerment,  three counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, and one count of exceeding 85 mph.

Keep Phoenix New Times Free... Since we started Phoenix New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Phoenix, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Phoenix with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Phoenix.


Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Phoenix.