Edmonson Voice Staff
A Brownsville Police officer was alerted by the loud sounds of the rumble strips on HWY 259 as a Honda sedan had trouble staying between the lines while approaching the southern Brownsville city limits late Sunday night/early Monday morning around 1:30am.
The officer was checking traffic speeds with a radar gun when he said he clocked the Honda driving 75mph in a 55mph zone. The officer reported that he conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle and found the driver, Richard Henley, 35 of Glasgow very distracted and having trouble answering questions. Police said there was a strong odor of alcohol coming from the car.
Police said as field sobriety tests were administered, Henley showed multiple signs of being intoxicated. Further investigation revealed that Henley was also operating on a suspended license.
Henley was arrested and charged with Operating Motor Vehicle Under Influence of Alcohol/Drugs, Speeding 20mph Over Limit, and Operating Motor Vehicle On Suspended/Revoked License.
He was lodged in the Hart County Jail. Also assisting was the District Two Constable.
Henley pleaded not guilty to all charges this week in district court.