Officers with the Houston Police Department filed several reports last week involving drivers being cited for driving while under the influence of either alcohol or drugs.
Robin L. Hayes, 47, of 404 Walnut St. in Houston, was issued citations Sept. 19 for driving while intoxicated (drugs) and failure to drive on the right side of the roadway following an incident on U.S. 63 at about 11:40 p.m.
After an officer saw a gold Ford Taurus moving erratically while traveling southbound on First Street in Houston, he activated his patrol car’s emergency lights and tried to pull the car over, but it continued. The car then pulled onto U.S. 63, but stopped blocking the southbound lane. The officer activated his vehicle’s siren to warn other drivers.
The car began moving again and finally pulled over onto the shoulder, but when the officer got out of his patrol car to approach it, its reverse lights came on and it struck the front end of the patrol car.
After finally making contact with the driver, Hayes, the officer smelled a slight odor of alcohol. Through investigation and questioning, the officer determined that she had taken several pills.
Jeffery E. Davy, 24, of 202 N. Main St. in Licking, was issued a citation for driving while intoxicated Sept. 22 at about 2:20 a.m. in the parking lot of a storage unit facility on U.S. 63 in Houston.
An officer ticketed Davy after observing a white Chevrolet truck traveling on the highway without license plates. The officer followed the truck as it turned into the parking lot and stopped, and made contact with the driver, Davy. The officer smelled alcohol and field sobriety tests were conducted.
Davy was taken to the Texas County Jail.
Jonnie D. Clinton, 51, of 13220 Highway FF at Bucyrus, was issued citations on Sept. 23 for driving while intoxicated and failure to drive on the right side of the roadway after a traffic stop at about 1:30 a.m. near Third and Main streets.
An officer made the stop after observing a white Geo Tracker driving down the middle of First Street. After making contact with the driver, Clinton, the officer smelled alcohol and conducted field sobriety tests.
Clinton was taken to the Texas County Jail.
In other police matters, an officer was dispatched Sept. 19 to a Walnut Street retail location regarding an attempted break-in.
Surveillance video from about 2:40 a.m. revealed that the suspect was the same 30-year-old Cabool man who had been pulled over for other reasons only minutes following the incident. Video footage showed the man outside the front door of the business holding a crow bar after apparently trying to get in the building through the back door, which displayed damage.
A report was sent to the county prosecuting attorney.