Police Blotter

A Teton County sheriff’s deputy stopped a 34-year-old man with a Florida address Oct. 28 around 10:30 p.m. at Broadway and Budge because the car had no headlights or taillights on. Teton County sheriff’s Sgt. Clay Platt said the deputy noticed signs of drunkenness. Asked if he’d been drinking, the driver said he’d had a little sake. The man, who was driving a rented car, performed poorly on field sobriety tests and blew a 0.148% blood alcohol reading. He again blew over the 0.08% blood alcohol limit at the jail. He was arrested and charged with a DUI.

A sheriff’s deputy observed a man around Pearl Avenue and Broadway driving in the wrong lane Oct. 29 around 12:45 a.m. When the deputy tried to stop the car, the vehicle drove into the middle of the intersection with traffic coming toward the car, as the light was red, Platt said. The man then turned into Wendy’s. The deputy approached him and noticed an open bottle of tequila and an open Modelo in the car. The man told the deputy he drank only two beers, but he performed poorly on the tests and blew a 0.203% blood alcohol content. While the man consented to another breath test at the jail, he kept falling asleep in the middle of it. He then agreed to a blood test, and the results are pending.

A deputy saw a car parked on the side of Highway 390 just north of Highway 22 with some of the vehicle on the roadway Oct. 31 around 9:20 p.m. He noticed signs of drunkenness, in the driver, Platt said, but the man said he didn’t have “too much” to drink. The 36-year-old local performed poorly on field sobriety tests, blew a 0.193% and a similar number at the jail. He was then arrested for a DUI.

Information in the police blotter is gathered from law enforcement, county courts and sometimes radio dispatch and witnesses. Those jailed are charged, not convicted. — Eds.

Alexander has reported on courts and crime since June 2021. A fan of all things outdoors, he came to Teton County after studying journalism at Northwestern University.

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