Uh-Oh: DUI Charge Number 8 in Nearby Cannon County

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In nearby Woodbury, a Cannon County man coming to the Sheriff's Department to retrieve his gun after being arrested on a domestic assault charge, got an extended stay after being arrested for DUI and driving on a revoked license when Sheriff's Deputies investigated how he arrived at the Sheriff's office in the first place. 

According to Sheriff's Department reports,  Sgt. Tommy Miller was called to the lobby for an individual needing to speak to an officer.  Sgt. Miller met with Mark Roberts who was wanting to pick up his gun that was recently seized by the Department when he was arrested on a domestic violence related charge.  Sgt. Miller stated he could smell a strong odor of an intoxicant coming from Roberts.  Sgt. Miller then walked back to the deputies’ room and got Deputy Paul Reed who actually worked the original case domestic case and told Deputy Reed to see if he could smell the same odor. 

Deputy Reed acknowledged that he thought Roberts was intoxicated.  A quick field sobriety test was done and Roberts failed.  After running the suspects’ drivers’ license it came back with 9 prior driving on revoked and 7 prior driving under the influence charges.  A search of the vehicle found a small bottle of Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey inside the glove box. 


Roberts was booked and charged with Driving on Revoked license for a 10th offense and DUI, 8th offense.  The 1998 Dodge Dakota that Roberts drove to the Sheriff's Department was seized and placed in the impound lot.

Not the First Time for Such and Issue:


This case is not the first case of 8-DUI's in this area... A man in Christiana, TN had quite a few DUI's himself in 2013. For more on that story - CLICK HERE. 


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