Almost 300 Vehicles Checked In New Year Holiday Road Blocks

January 1, 2008
by: 
Dwayne Page

The DeKalb County Sheriff's Department and the Smithville and Alexandria Police Department conducted recent road blocks to keep travel as safe as possible to start 2008.

Sheriff Patrick Ray says a total 293 vehicles were stopped during the road blocks including 72 vehicles on Highway 56 south; 53 on Highway 70 east; 47 on Highway 53 in Alexandria; 62 on Highway 70 west in Alexandria; and 59 automobiles were stopped on Highway 146

During the roadblocks, sheriff's department deputies made three arrests.

31 year old Ramon Hernandez of College Street, Smithville was arrested for no drivers license. His bond was set at $1,500 and his court date is January 9th..

51 Year old Danny Certain of Blue Springs Road, Smithville was arrested for a second offense of driving under the influence and was issued a citation for violation of the open container law. Bond for Certain was set at $3,000 and his court date is January 31st.

22 year old Thomas Thompson of Manners Road, Lebanon was arrested for a first offense of driving under the influence. His bond is set at $1,500 and his court date is January 31st.

The Smithville Police Department arrested 30 year old Alfredo Bazaldua of Atnip Street, Smithville. He was charged with a first offense of driving under the influence. His bond was set at $1,500 and his court date is January 31st.

The Smithville Police Department also issued two citations to one person for driving without a driver's license and littering, after the individual threw a bottle out of his vehicle.

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