DECATUR — An intoxicated 40-year-old man driving on a revoked license was arrested by the Decatur Police Department around 4 a.m. Tuesday after failing to stop completely at a stop sign, Sgt. Chris Copeland said.

Officers were traveling eastbound in the 1100 block of East Main at 3:13 a.m., and noticed a silver Dodge Charger failed to come to a complete stop at the intersection of South Jasper and East Main, he said. The vehicle then made a wide, right-hand turn to go south on Jasper, so officers followed.

As the driver pulled into a driveway in the 1200 block of East Clay without using a turn signal, Copeland said, officers made contact with and identified the driver.

He said the suspect was found to be showing several signs of intoxication and was then arrested for driving under the influence after failing a field sobriety test. When officers were searching him, they found two clear plastic baggies containing a white powdery substance in the pockets of his pants, police said. 

The substance and packaging weighed three grams and field-tested positive for cocaine, Copeland said. 

The man is facing preliminary charges of possession of a controlled substance, driving on a revoked license, driving under the influence, operating an uninsured motor vehicle and changing lanes without signaling. As of 9:45 a.m. Wednesday, a bond amount has not been set.

Preliminary charges are subject to review by the Macon County State's Attorney's Office.

2019 mug shots from the Herald & Review

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Contact Kennedy Nolen at (217) 421-6985. 


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