The following reports are from the Richmond Hill Police Department:
Nov. 15 – Officers stopped a Richmond Hill man around 10 p.m. on Hwy. 144 after he crossed the center line several times. The man told officers he was weaving because he was talking to his wife. But he smelled of alcohol, so officers asked him to submit to a breath test. The man at first refused but later agreed to the test, which showed the presence of alcohol.
Nov. 14 – Officers were responding around 6 p.m. to an accident on I-95 when they detected the smell of alcohol on one of the drivers. The Fort Stewart man was given a preliminary breath test, which showed the presence of alcohol.
Nov. 6 – Around 5:30 p.m. officers noticed a man begging on the I-95 off ramp near Hwy. 17. Officers stopped to talk to the Gulfport, Miss., man and noticed he smelled of alcohol and had glassy eyes. The man said he’d had one beer earlier in the day, and a preliminary breath test showed positive for alcohol. The man was arrested and taken to the county jail.
The following reports are from the Bryan County Sheriff’s Department:
Nov. 2 – A Richmond Hill woman was stopped around 8:30 a.m. on Hwy. 17 for traveling 86 mph in a 55-mph zone. The woman told the deputy she was in a hurry to get to class because if she was late she would fail a test. She kept begging the deputy to give her the ticket so she could get to class and told him it was his fault she was going to fail her test. When he requested her signature on the ticket, she refused to sign and said she was not “going that fast.” She was arrested for refusal to sign.
Hit and run
Nov. 13 – Around 3 a.m. a tractor trailer traveling on I-95 struck a vehicle and did not stop. The New Jersey woman’s car had minor dents and blue paint exchange on the driver’s side, the front bumper was damaged and she had a flat tire.
Nov. 14 – Deputies responded around 11:30 p.m. to Hwy. 204 in Ellabell in reference to a fight. The Ellabell victim had blood on his face and bruising around his eye and said he’d been jumped by two other males when he tried to talk to them. Deputies found the two suspects and both were arrested for underage consumption of alcohol. One was also charged with battery.
Nov. 2 – Deputies approached an Ellabell woman in her vehicle around 2:30 p.m. at a residence on Stubbs Lane. The vehicle’s flashers were on and the car was running while she was asleep in the driver’s seat. Deputies opened the door to find the vehicle still in drive and the driver’s foot on the brake. She was incoherent after deputies woke her up and unsteady on her feet. She said she had been driving to go pick up her prescriptions and was arrested. The driver also made contact with another vehicle while driving and hit a mailbox.
Nov. 11 – Deputies stopped a Pembroke man around 3 a.m. on Hwy. 280 after he weaved in and out of both lanes of traffic several times. The driver had bloodshot and glassy eyes, and was also unsteady on his feet. After failing several field sobriety tests, the man was taken to the county jail.
Nov. 13 – While on patrol, deputies noticed around 1:30 a.m. a car weaving on Hwy. 17 and stopped the Fort Stewart driver. His speech was slurred and he had glassy eyes, and deputies also smelled alcohol. After several failed field sobriety tests, the man was arrested.