Edmonson Voice Staff
There are several things that shouldn't be done while intoxicated, with driving being number one on the list. Written somewhere on that same list is probably "drive to sheriff's office and pay property taxes," however, a Bee Spring man is accused of just that, and now faces several charges.
According to official reports, sheriff's deputies were notified on Monday, November 30, around 2:40pm that Gregory N. Binion, 52, of Bee Spring had stopped into the sheriff's office to pay his property taxes. As he was leaving, others that were near the man said that he smelled strongly of alcohol and appeared to be intoxicated.
Deputies said they made contact with him as he turned onto Washington St. They made a traffic stop at Mis Amigos Mexican Restaurant after they said they followed the vehicle while it crossed over the yellow line and broke other traffic laws.
Deputies said that after making contact with Binion, the odor of alcoholic beverages was very obvious and standard field sobriety tests were administered where Binion showed multiple clues of intoxication. Police then searched the vehicle and found multiple open beer cans and a small bag of what appeared to be marijuana.
Binion was placed under arrest for operating a motor vehicle under the influence or alcohol or drugs- 1st offense, Possession of Marijuana, Open Container of alcohol in a motor vehicle, and Failure to-or improper turning.
He was transported and lodged in the Hart County Jail. The sheriff's office was assisted on scene by Brownsville Police, the District 2 Constable, and Edmonson EMS.