Cab fare fight ends with arrest

Ride to Nashua detours to police station lobby

Manchester police photo Shannon Drouin, 37, of Nashua

MANCHESTER – Police say a Nashua woman who reportedly refused to pay her cab fare learned the hard way that what happens in Manch Vegas doesn’t always stay there.

Shannon Drouin, 37, of Nashua, refused to pay the cab driver who picked her up outside Club Manch Vegas on Saturday, according to a Manchester police report. She asked for a ride back to Nashua, but balked when the driver told her that was a $50 fare, according to police.

Drouin reportedly continued to shout at the driver, Georges Morel, 61, of Manchester, and he told her if she continued he would bring her to the police station. Drouin reportedly kept going and Morel followed through on his threat, driving her to police headquarters, according to police.

Drouin was allegedly confrontational with officers as she entered the police station lobby, and officers report she appeared intoxicated. She was directed to the ATM in the lobby, where she withdrew enough cash to pay Morel, police said.

Drouin allegedly continued to yell and be confrontational with officers as they tried to direct her to leave the lobby. She allegedly refused to leave, and police finally took her into custody.

Drouin is charged with disorderly conduct and with theft of services for allegedly refusing to pay Morel for the fare from Club Manch Vegas to the police station.

She’s currently free on $500 personal recognizance bail, and is due in court next month.