Police Blotter

On Nov. 17 just before 1 a.m. police stopped a car after they got a complaint from someone saying a drunk couple was being belligerent inside their business before driving away. Officers saw the car swerving before it stopped abruptly in the middle of the five-way intersection. The 41-year-old Jackson woman said she had three glasses of wine earlier that evening and that “she felt buzzed” before driving. She was arrested for DUI after blowing a 0.252%.

On Saturday at 1:25 a.m. police stopped a Jeep with New York plates for suspicious driving. “When the officer was trying to pull her over she failed to stop at a stop sign,” Jackson Police Sgt. Russ Ruschill said. The 24-year-old Jackson woman said she had a double margarita after work and another margarita after that. She blew a 0.134% and was arrested for DUI.

Police saw a man passed out behind the wheel of his running car at Flat Creek and West Karns around 12:30 a.m. Sunday. The 26-year-old was asleep with his car in drive and his foot on the brake pedal. Officers knocked on the window to wake him. The Pennsylvania man seemed confused and couldn’t find the button to roll his window down. He eventually opened his door and put his car in park, Ruschill said. The man admitted he’d been drinking and shouldn’t be driving. He then insisted he had not driven his car and didn’t want to do field sobriety tests. He was arrested for DUI.

An Alabama man was arrested for DUI and interference Friday night. The 41-year-old ran a stop sign. When officers asked if he’d been drinking he confirmed he’d been at the Million Dollar Cowboy Bar and the Silver Dollar earlier that night. He refused a breath test and blood draw and was booked into the Teton County Jail.

A 65-year-old man was arrested at 12:13 a.m. Saturday after he was pulled over for speeding. He said he’d had beers and a shot. The Jackson man was charged with DUI.

A 57-year-old Wilson man was arrested for DUI on Nov. 18 after he was stopped for speeding. He blew a 0.24%.

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

Contact Emily Mieure at 732-7066 or courts@jhnewsandguide.com.

Emily Mieure covers criminal justice and emergency news. She also leads the News&Guide’s investigative efforts. She has reported for WDRB TV in Louisville, Ky., WFIE TV in Evansville, Ind., and WEIU TV in Charleston, Ill.

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