Edmonson Voice Staff
Police said multiple calls were made to dispatch to report a reckless driver in the Poplar Springs Road area on Sunday, November 22. Local officers soon found a vehicle matching the description of the reckless driver and they said the vehicle crossed over the center line several times in a one mile stretch.
Police then made a traffic stop on the vehicle which was driven by Charlie Hayes, 53, of Huff. Officers said Hayes showed obvious signs of intoxication and when field sobriety tests were administered, police said Hayes showed multiple clues of being under the influence of alcohol.
Hayes was arrested and charged with Operating motor vehicle under influence of alcohol/drugs, 1st offense, Possess open alcohol beverage container, Failure to wear seat belts, and Careless driving.
Hayes was transported and lodged in the Hart County Jail. Assisting the Edmonson County Sheriff's Office in the incident was the Brownsville Police and Edmonson County EMS.
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