Motorcycle driver charged with DWI after crash
Sheriff's deputies say a motorcycle operator was drinking beer while driving before a crash on Aiken Road shortly after midnight on Sunday.
When deputies arrived, they found a motorcycle in a ditch and several members of Wendelville Fire Co. attending to a man and a woman, who both eventually signed off on additional medical treatment.
When deputies spoke to the man, Jeremy W. Myers, age and address not provided, they noted he appeared intoxicated. He said he'd had at least three beers before driving. Deputies found a half-full, cold Margaritta beer on the road by the motorcycle and Myers said that was the kind of beer he'd been drinking.
He failed field sobriety tests and was charged. Complaining that his hip joint was out of its socket, Myers was taken to a local hospital for evaluation. While there, nurses drew blood to determine his blood alcohol content.
Myers was charged with drinking alcohol in a motor vehicle, DWI, failure to keep right, failure to use a designated lane and unlicensed operation.
• CHARGED: Tamar R.A. Wynn, 37, 9029 Zito Drive, was charged with first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, DWI, failure to keep right and unlicensed operation about 2 a.m. Sunday, according to sheriff's deputies. Stopped for driving over the yellow line, Wynn appeared intoxicated and failed field sobriety tests. A chemical breath test determined Wynn's blood alcohol content to be 0.11 percent. The deputy said Wynn's license was suspended for a driving while ability impaired charge on March 7, 2012.
• POSSESSION: Joshua R. Reineke, 2716 S. Main St., was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana and unsafe backing about 11:50 p.m. Saturday after a traffic stop in the 6000 block of West Avenue. A pair of sheriff's deputies on bike patrol said they saw Reineke stopped in a vehicle at a red light at West Avenue and S. Main Street when he suddenly threw the vehicle into reverse, step on the gas and rapidly back into a parking lot in an unsafe manner. When the deputies approached, Reineke quickly exited the vehicle but deputies said they could smell marijuana coming from the vehicle. Reineke consented to a search of his vehicle and deputies confiscated a plastic bag containing 16 grams of suspected marijuana.