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BCSO blotter: Man on tractor on Highway 80 gets DUI
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From Bryan County Sheriff’s Office reports: 

DUI: Deputies were sent to Highway 80 in Blitchton around 7 p.m. Oct. 1 to check out “a person on a tractor in the area ... running vehicles off of the road.” When a deputy arrived, he saw a tractor pulling out of a restaurant there, and “while traveling behind the tractor, I noticed the vehicle pull off on the right hand side of the road and travel back onto Highway 80,” his report said.

That led to a traffic stop for failing to maintain lane, and as the deputy got out of vehicle the tractor driver got off the tractor “and started walking towards a woman that was walking on the side of the road trying to offer her food.”

The deputy asked the man what he was doing and was “he bought food for the lady but she did not want to take it,” and what’s more, the deputy recognized the tractor driver from “prior incidents in the county ....”

The man also reportedly slurred and smelled of alcohol, but “he was ok to drive because he was doing some work behind the liquor store on Hwy. 80.”

The man was told that even though he was working, he was driving on a public road and, after some failed attempts at a field sobriety test the man was arrested for DUI. The tractor was towed.

Scam; A woman went to Bryan County Jail on Sept. 28 to report she’d been talking to a man who said he was from Texas “for about a year, and they had exchanged pictures and had video chatted on several occasions.”

The woman said the man then said he was coming to visit, and “that his last location update was Interstate 95 at Interstate 295,” and that she texted him “several times after asking for updates with no reply.”

“(She) then got a text from someone calling themselves the Dark Night Boys, saying they had (the man) and that if she wanted to see him again, she would have to send them two hundred dollars,” the report continued. “(She) then came to Bryan County Jail and reported the incident.”

Pointing gun: A deputy was sent to an Ellabell address on Oct. 3 for a report of a person point a gun.

There, the complaint reported she got into an argument with another woman, who pulled a “gray and black .22 caliber revolver and was waving it around in the air,” and was doing it with kids in the area.

The alleged offender denied having a gun but said the argument was over ownership of a vehicle. She said “she did not have a firearm or own one,” and that “the only things in her hands during the altercation was a silver pot she dumped outside.”

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