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Suspect arrested on Champaign County warrant

Jack H. Fox Jr., 44, of 1000 Garfield Ave., Lot 66, was arrested on a warrant for failure to appear out of Champaign County following a traffic stop early Sunday in the 100 block of east Brown Avenue.

The suspect was a passenger in a vehicle that traveled the wrong way on a one-way street at Court Avenue about 2 a.m. Sunday, officers of the Bellefontaine Police Department report.

Police issued the driver Codey M. Tevis, 18, of 304 E. Williams Ave., a warning for driving the wrong way, but cited him for not wearing his a seat belt.

The suspect was transported to the police department until Champaign County authorities arrived to pick him up.

Mother, son cited

A mother and son were each issued citations as a result of a 3 a.m. traffic stop Sunday on Gunntown Road near Main Street.

Brandon Moore, 17, of 616 1/2 S. Main St., was cited for speeding, reckless operation and driving on a learner’s permit without a sober 21-year-old adult and Tammy Rice, 38, same address, was cited for wrongful entrustment of a motor vehicle after police reportedly clocked the teen driving 97 mph as he was coming into town on south Main Street.

Brandon only had a temporary learner’s permit, and he told police he was driving the car because his mother, Ms. Rice, was too intoxicated to drive. He told police he thought he was only going 55 or 60 mph.

Police found Ms. Rice sitting on the back seat floor board facing the rear of the vehicle.

The son told police his mother returned home from the bar with a friend and that she was going to drive the friend home. Brandon accompanied them and told police his mother was swerving all over the road and he asked her to pull over so he could drive.

Upon returning with the citations, police report Ms. Rice had vomited on the floor in the back seat.

Man issued a summons for possession of marijuana

Timothy Allen, 54, of 324 N. Main St., DeGraff, was issued citations for possession of marijuana and texting while driving after a traffic stop about 11:45 p.m. Saturday.

Police received calls about an erratic driver coming into the city on west State Route 47. The suspect entered the city limits where police observed him cross the center line in the 400 block of Garfield Avenue, and twice fail to signal a turn. He was stopped in the 200 block of west Columbus Avenue.

Officers report having immediately smelled a burnt odor of marijuana coming from the suspect’s vehicle. The suspect claimed he’d been texting, and that’s why he was swerving.

Canine officer Arco was brought in and located a half-smoked joint containing suspected marijuana in the driver’s door.

Field sobriety tests were performed, but the suspect did not exhibit signs of being under the influence.

 

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