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Woman Arrested For Continually Blasting AC/DC Anthem ‘Highway to Hell’

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There’s an old saying that if it’s too loud, you’re too old. However, we’re not so sure that adage applies to the New Hampshire town in this particular case, where a woman was arrested after blaring AC/DC‘s anthem ‘Highway to Hell’ at 1AM.

Joyce Coffey, 53, was arrested four times in a week for offenses like blaring music at all hours of the day and hitting her nephew with a frying pan. Cops arrested Coffey multiple times when she refused to turn down the music on her radio.

The Union Leader reports that Coffey received a police visit at 3PM on Tuesday (Aug. 28) when neighbors complained about her cranking rock music. She was ordered to turn down the volume, but cops returned to the scene an hour later to deal with the same complaint. It appears that once officers left, she cranked the knobs again. She was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct when she refused to turn down the music again.

Coffey was released on $500 personal recognizance bail but was warned yet again on 9:20PM on Tuesday night. She refused to turn it down so she was arrested again on a disorderly conduct charge. She was released on $1,000 personal recognizance bail on the condition that she not play her stereo until after 10AM on Wednesday.

Coffey wanted to speak to the authorities about her music, and to find out what a reasonable volume would be, so they called her to discuss. She promised to not to play the music loudly.

But she quickly broke that vow, as cops received another complaint at 1AM on Wednesday (Aug. 29.) She was blasting ‘Highway to Hell’ at that point. The speakers were pointed out the door, so it would seem Coffey was doing it on purpose. Coffey was arrested for a third time and charged with disorderly conduct and breach of bail conditions.

She was eventually released on $10,000 personal recognizance bail and is barred from playing music before 10AM and after 8PM. It was also suggested that she pick up some headphones.

Wouldn’t it have been ironic if Coffey had been cranking AC/DC’s ‘Rock and Roll Ain’t Noise Pollution?’

Coffey was then arrested for a fourth time when her nephew complained that she hit him with a frying pan. She was arrested on simple assault and breach of bail conditions. Her bail was set at $10,000 cash.

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