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Dad's Failure To Wear Seat Belt Leads To DUI Charge

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A Woodbury man who was originally stopped for not wearing a seat belt has been charged with DUI.

On Sept. 12, Tennessee Highway Patrol Trooper Darren Butler observed Fred Albert Scott, 1145 Cavender Rd., Woodbury, traveling northbound on Doolittle Road. Neither Scott nor his minor child traveling with him had their seat belt on.

After stopping Scott at the intersection of Doolittle and Industrial  Park (Alexander) Drive, Trooper Butler noticed a strong odor of alcoholic beverage on his person. Scott performed field sobriety tests unsatisfactorily, according the Butler's citation.

In addition to DUI, Scott was also charged with violation of the implied consent law after he refused to take a blood alcohol test. He was also cited for not wearing a seat belt and not having proof of insurance on his vehicle.

Scott was released on $2,500 bond. Initial court date is Oct. 12.

Other recent law enforcement arrests or citations include:

• Charles Grittle, 496 Todd Road, Woodbury, was charged with resisting arrest on Sept. 21 by Det. James Davis of the Cannon County Sheriff's Department. Grittle ran from officers while being taken into custody and actively resisted when officers tried to place him in custody. The incident occurred on Cavender Road. Bond was set at $1,500. Initial court date is Nov. 9.

• Michael Landon Foster, 6216 Dug Hollow Rd., Bradyville, was charged with driving without a license, leaving the scene of an accident and driving uninsured on Highway 64 on Sept. 21 by Cannon County Sheriff's Deputy Steve McMillen after Foster's vehicle was involved in a two-car accident at Parsley's Market intersection. Initial court date is Oct. 26.

• John Baker Floyd, 7446 Jim Cummings Highway, Bradyville, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia on Sept. 23 by Woodbury Police Dept. Sgt. John Howse. Sgt. Howse stopped Baker on Sunny Slope Road for a light law violation. A search of Baker's pockets uncovered a 2-3 inch straw that had white powdery substance in it Floyd said the powder was Lortab and he did not have a prescription for Lortab. Floyd was issued a release citation. Initial court date is Oct. 12.
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