Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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January 14, 2011

Princeton Police Department — Jan. 1-4, 2011

PRINCETON POLICE

Jan. 1 • DRIVING UNDER THE INFLU?ENCE, SIMPLE POSSESSION:

Ptlm. M.B Gergely was at Sonic on Stafford Drive, when she was advised there was a man in the lot driving a truck with a small child inside, who looked as though he fell asleep several times at the drive-through window. The office located the vehicle and asked the driver to step out of the vehicle, noting he had difficulty standing when he emerged from the truck. Gergely reported that the man's pupils were very small and did not respond to light. He also failed field sobriety testing, and a search of his pockets reportedly yielded Lorcet tablets, which the suspect advised he had for a toothache. William Jason Browning, 28, of Princeton, was charged with DUI and simple possession.

• DUI, OBSTRUCTING AN OFFI?CER: While patrolling at the Princeton-Athens crossroads, Ptlm. C.S. Winkler reported seeing a red Pontiac Grand Am fail to signal, turn, make a very erratic lane change and left turn. The officer initiated a traffic stop, reporting that the driver was weeping, saying his wife just left him. Winkler reported a strong smell of cologne, but he was not able to smell the driver's breath to detect the pres?ence of alcohol. Winkler let the driver go, only to be contacted by other offi?cers, who advised his wife flagged them down to report he was intoxi?cated.

Winkler followed the suspect and pulled him over again, again reporting the overpowering odor of cologne. The driver reportedly failed field sobriety testing and a registered over the legal limit on a preliminary breath test. Raymond Dunn, 41, of Princeton, was charged with DUI and obstructing.

• DOMESTIC DISTURBANCE:

Ptlm. C.S. Winkler responded to a disturbance on Princeton Avenue, where a complainant advised a woman was intoxicated and he wanted her removed from his house. The officer transported the woman to her mother's house.

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