Darren Doyle, Edmonson Voice
On Saturday, June 11, around 4pm, EC Dispatch received a call of a possible drunk driver in the area. Within 15 minutes, Deputy Jordan Jones saw the suspected vehicle at the intersection of Sulphur Road and Chalybeate School Road. After making a traffic stop at Chalybeate Park, Phillip Hayes, 35 of Brownsville admitted that he'd been drinking. Police arrested Hayes after he reportedly failed field sobriety tests.
Hayes was charged with Operating a motor vehicle under the influence (aggravated circumstance, 4th offense) Driving under the influence on a suspended license (3rd offense) in which both are Class D felonies, and Possession of an open alcohol container in a motor vehicle.
Hayes was transported and lodged in the Hart County Jail. The investigation was led by Dep. Jordan Jones and assisted by BPD Officer Nathan Dennis.