ST. GEORGE — Police arrested two people apparently driving the same car in a drunken-driving case.

Police said the incident started as a car burglary in progress on Dec. 8 when a couple came out of the state liquor store at 929 W. Sunset Blvd. to see a man and a woman sitting in their car.

"They ask what they're doing in there, and the man says, 'Man, I was drunk. I got in the wrong vehicle. I thought it was my car,"' St. George Police Sgt. Craig Harding said Tuesday.

Then the couple noticed the man had some property he had taken from their car. Police said he threw it back in the car as they jumped out and fled in their own vehicle.

Officers responding to the call said they saw the man driving off with the woman in the passenger's seat.

"As we stop the car, he jumps in the back seat, she slides over, he jumps in the passenger seat and she starts to drive away. An off-duty officer had seen them both driving," Harding said.

Police arrested a 44-year-old woman and a 39-year-old man on suspicion of DUI, vehicle burglary, theft and driving on a suspended license. The pair were booked into the Purgatory Jail, where they posted bail a short time later.