Sheriff's Department Makes Three Arrests for Traffic Offenses

October 4, 2010
by: 
Dwayne Page
Brandon Keith Thomas

The DeKalb County Sheriff's Department made three arrests last week for traffic offenses.

25 year old Brandon Keith Thomas of West Broad Street was charged with a first offense of driving under the influence on Friday, October 1st.

Sheriff Ray says an officer was on West Bryant Street when he met a vehicle coming from the opposite direction. After passing the officer, the vehicle then ran off the road. The deputy turned around and stopped to investigate. He noticed that the driver, Thomas, had slurred speech and he was unsteady on his feet. Thomas submitted to field sobriety tasks which he failed but he refused to submit to a blood test

Bond for Thomas is $1,500 and his court date is October 21s. Thomas was also issued a citation for violation of the implied consent law for failure to submit to a blood test.

25 year old John Bryan Pedigo of Lee Homer Road, Smithville was charged Friday, October 1st with a first offense of driving on a revoked license.

Sheriff Patrick Ray says a deputy, while on routine patrol on Dry Creek Road, noticed Pedigo operating a motor vehicle. Having prior knowledge of Pedigo's license being revoked, the officer made a traffic stop. A computer check confirmed that Pedigo's license were revoked for failure to file security after an accident on May 10th.

Bond for Pedigo is $1,500 and he will be in court on October 28th.

49 year old Jesse Lynn Epps was charged Saturday, October 2nd with driving on a revoked license.

Sheriff Ray says a deputy, while on routine patrol saw a vehicle turn into a business on Highway 70 east. The officer stopped the vehicle and made contact with the driver, Epps who said his license were revoked. A computer check verified that his license were revoked for a DUI conviction on August 25th, 2005 in Warren County,

Bond for Epps is $1,500 and his court date is November 3rd.

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