Three Weekend Arrests for DUI in Marshall County
By WestKyStar Staff
BENTON, KY - Three people were arrested Saturday in Marshall County for DUI after three separate incidents.
Deputy William Strader received a call from Draffenville Shell stating that the driver of a pickup was impaired and had just left the store. Strader found the truck and observed it crossing the center line. He pulled over the vehicle, smelled alcohol, and talked to the driver, 43-year-old James W. Fletcher of Boaz. Fletcher was arrested and charged for operating a motor vehicle under the influence. Sgt. Mark Balentine assisted at the scene, and arrested a passenger, 49-year-old Todd E. Babb of Kevil for alcohol intoxication in a public place.
Deputy Dennis Lewis received a complaint of a vehicle collision on Old Olive Road. Upon arrival he found vehicle parts on the road, mail boxes damaged and a power line damaged. A short distance from the scene Lewis saw a man sitting in a running vehicle that had sustained major damage. He approached the vehicle, and noticed a strong smell of alcohol was coming from it. The driver, 26-year-old Randy W. Grayson of Hardin, was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence.
Also on Saturday, Deputy Samantha Mighell responded to a single vehicle collision on US Highway 402 outside of Hardin. The vehicle struck a temporary red light for traffic control for the bridge under construction. Witnesses said the vehicle was all over the road prior to the collision. The driver, 52-year-old Don L. McGill of Benton, smelled strongly of an alcoholic beverage, and was unable to complete the field sobriety test. McGill was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence, and failure to notify the Department of Transportation with an address change.