Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Two Callaway County men were arrested during the weekend for driving while intoxicated.
A truck driver and other motorists stopped and held James F. Roach, 36, Holts Summit for law enforcement officers on Sunday. On Saturday Michael Adams, 39, of Fulton was arrested by Fulton Police for his sixth driving while impaired offense.
A tractor-trailer driver and other citizens teamed up to stop a man in a car Sunday evening who was driving erratically.
Maj. Roger Rice of Fulton Police reported police received a call at 6:12 p.m. Sunday that Roach was driving all over the road at speeds varying from 25 to 70 miles per hour. “A semi-truck driver reported a four-door white car was swerving all over the road with a child and a dog in the back seat of the vehicle.
Rice said a Fulton police officer went to U.S. 54 but did not see the vehicle. Police later received another call reporting the vehicle was already outside the city limits of Fulton and southbound on U.S. 54.
“The officer then proceeded about five miles south of the city limits to near the Middle River bridge. Upon arrival, the officer noticed a large group of vehicles stopped beside the road. A semi-truck driver had blocked the road with his truck and had the suspect vehicle stopped. The officer went to the vehicle and noticed a strong odor of intoxicants coming from the vehicle. The driver was asked to step out of the vehicle but he refused. He then had to be physically removed from the car,” Rice said.
A young boy was in the back seat of the vehicle strapped in a child safety seat. There also was a dog in the back seat of the vehicle, Rice said.
Since the vehicle stop occurred outside the city limits, Fulton police called the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
“The patrol took charge of the driver and we brought the child back to Fulton and held him until his mother picked him up later in the evening,” Rice said.
The patrol arrested Roach on four charges in connection with the incident. Charges included driving while intoxicated, driving while driver’s license was revoked, failure to drive on the right lane of the highway, and endangering the welfare of a child.
Rice said the driver tested .353 in the alcohol breath test. “The legal limit is .08, making his test more than four times over the limit,” Rice said.
Roach posted a $1,289 bond and was released from Callaway County Jail.
In another DWI incident during the weekend, Rice said Fulton police arrested Adams on his sixth driving while intoxicated charge.
Police reported that 12:33 a.m. Saturday Adams was stopped for multiple traffic violations.
Rice said Adams was arrested for driving while intoxicated, chronic offender, which is a class B felony.
Adams also was arrested for driving while his driver’s license was revoked. “He hasn’t had a driver’s license since it was revoked in 1994. He has five prior DWI convictions,” Rice said.
He was released from Callaway County Jail on a $25,000 bond.