A drunk driver who had his five year old daughter in the vehicle with him at the time was arrested last week after a traffic stop in Alexandria.
37 year old Eric Lee Linder of Kennedy Street, McMinnville is charged with reckless endangerment and a second offense of driving under the influence. His bond totals $5,500 and he will be in court on November 5.
Sheriff Patrick Ray said on Tuesday, September 29 a deputy was dispatched to the area of Highways 70 and 53 in Alexandria in reference to a reckless driver who was operating a Chevrolet Camaro. The deputy spotted the vehicle crossing the center line and right shoulder of the road. He made a traffic stop and spoke with the driver, Linder who was found to have slurred speech and an odor of alcohol on his person. Linder performed poorly on all field sobriety tasks. He also submitted to a blood test.
33 year old Zachary Patrick Greene of Oaks Street, McMinnville is charged with driving under the influence. He was also issued a citation for shoplifting, violation of the open container law, simple possession, and violation of the implied consent law. His bond is $1,500 and he will be in court October 15.
Sheriff Ray said that on Thursday, October 1 a deputy was dispatched to DeKalb Market in reference to a suspicious man in the parking lot. Upon arrival the officer spoke with the man, Greene who was found to be unsteady on his feet. His speech was slurred and he seemed to be very nervous. Although Greene told the officer that someone in the parking lot was trying to fight him, no one else could be found there. During a pat down search of Greene, the officer found a small baggie containing a white pill believed to be Xanax. The deputy also found an open container of vodka on the front passenger side seat of Greene's vehicle. Greene further had in his possession an electric charging device taken from the store. Greene performed poorly on field sobriety tasks but he refused to submit to a blood test. He was placed under arrest.