Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

Police Blotter

January 19, 2014

Princeton Police, Mercer Sheriff blotters Jan. 9-15

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PRINCETON — Jan. 11

AGGRAVATED DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE: Officers responded to Rogers Street in reference to a male subject driving erratically. The officers arrived and located a male subject driving left of center on the street. The officers initiated a traffic stop and the vehicle complied. The officers observed the odor of alcohol on the male driver's person when they attempted to speak to him. The driver allegedly admitted to having four beers during the night. The driver allegedly failed three field sobriety tests. Chemical testing showed the male subject to have a 0.168 level of blood-alcohol content. Christopher Riffe, 26, of Kegley, was arrested.

Jan. 13

DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE (SECOND OFFENSE): During a patrol, Ptlm. D.B. Morey observed a male subject driving a truck to perform an erratic turn on to Courthouse Road from Stafford Drive. The vehicle allegedly was traveling at a high rate of speed and crossed the center line. The officer then initiated a traffic stop and the vehicle complied. The officer spoke to the driver and noted his eyes appeared bloodshot and an open case of beer in the back seat. The driver allegedly admitted to drinking during the night. The driver allegedly failed three field sobriety tests. The male subject allegedly refused chemical testing. The male also had a previous conviction for DUI in 2009. Lewis Rochester, 29, of Princeton, was arrested.

SHOPLIFTING: Ptlm. R.S. Gibson responded to Kroger in reference to a detained shoplifter. Upon arrival, store management reported witnessing a female subject placing items in her purse in an attempt to leave the store without paying. Four items were located in the female's purse. Shannon Lilly, 22, of Hinton, was arrested.

SHOPLIFTING: A female employee of Dollar General on Mercer Street reported a female subject had taken two items from the store without paying.

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