DUI Arrests Made by Smithville Police over July 4th Holiday

July 6, 2007
Dwayne Page

Smithville Police working in conjunction with the Governor's Highway Safety Council made arrests for DUI and Revoked Driver's license over the 4th of July.

Chief Tom Stufano says officers stopped 43 year old Tony Joe Corley of 6676 Lower Helton Road for speeding and driving on the wrong side of the road. A records check of the driver noted that he had a Revoked Driver's License for DUI. He was subsequently arrested and transported to the DeKalb County Jail under a $1,000 bond.

A second arrest for DUI Second Offense was made when officers stopped 50 year old Rex Graham of 728 New Bildad Road, Smithville. Officers running radar on Broad Street saw Graham traveling at a high rate of speed. Further investigation noted that Graham was under the influence while driving and was arrested. Graham was transported to the DeKalb County Jail. His bond was set at $2,000 bond.

Smithville Police also arrested 37 year old Kathy Jo Massengail of 4702 Pearlie Lane, Myrtle Beach South Carolina for DUI second offense. Officers saw Massengail run over a curb in the Hardees' parking lot at approximately 3:30 am. Upon a further interview with the driver, Officers found that Massengail was both very unsteady on her feet and had a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on her breath. A field sobriety test was administered and Massengail performed poorly. Records indicated that Massengail had a prior arrest recently for DUI in Cookeville. Officers transported Massengail to the DeKalb County Jail. Her bond is $2,000 bond.

Chief Stufano says \"In a continuing drive to eradicate drinking and driving on our roadways, Smithville Police in cooperation with partnering agencies are actively patrolling for both suspicious activity and driving under the influence violations. Citizen support in these efforts has shown to be making a substantial difference in these types of activities.\"

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