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RHPD blotter: Drunk man with motorized cart takes public nap
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From Richmond Hill Police Department reports: 

Public intoxication: Police were sent to the Publix parking lot around 2:07 p.m. Sept. 27 where they found a 74-year-old Richmond Hill man sleeping on the ground in the parking lot. “He was laying on the grass divider at the northern edge of the parking lot,” the report said, and appeared to be extremely intoxicated.” What’s more, the man “continuously told (the officer) to go away, and that he was in bed.” The officer reported he’d had “previous interactions” with the man and even went to his home, “to attempt to find another resident to take custody of him,” but came up empty and went back to the parking lot.

“It should be noted that (the man) had two large handles of vodka in a Publix motorized shopping cart he had been operating. One of the bottles was open, and was halfway empty.”

EMS was called to check the man, who refused treatment and was arrested.

DUI, speeding: Police running radar shortly after midnight Oct. 3 saw vehicles running side by side on Highway 17 “in what appeared to be a contest of speed,” and clocked both at 89 mph. One of the vehicles was pulled over at the Shell Station and the driver, a Moultrie man, failed a DUI test and was arrested and turned over to military police.

The other was also pulled over, and the driver, an East Point man, was charged and turned over to MPs as well. Speeding: An officer running radar clocked a car going 95 mph on Harris Trail around 1 p.m. Oct. 3 and conducted a traffic stop.

A 19-year-old Richmond Hill man was charged with speeding and reckless driving and given a court date.

Speeding: A driver was clocked at 109 mph on I-95 near the 90.5 mile marker around 3:57 a.m. Oct. 3.

The driver then got off at the Exit 90 off ramp and nearly caused a wreck. He was met at Love’s Truck Stop and charged with reckless driving and speeding.

Speeding: An officer clocked a car headed north on I-95 at 124 mph around 4 Oct. 3. The driver was pulled over and said he was trying to get home to family in Maryland. A check of his license revealed it was suspended. He was arrested, given a court date and a ride to a local motel until someone arrived to help him out. Speeding: A car was clocked going 100 mph south on I-95 around 1:20 a.m. Oct. 2. A traffic stop revealed the car wasn’t insured and the driver’s license had been suspended. In addition, the driver admitted marijuana had been smoked earlier. The man was arrested, cited and released to appear in court.

Matter of record: A Savannah man was charged with contempt of court after he showed up Sept. 28 to municipal court smelling of alcohol. The man blew a .174 after a police officer noticed he smelled of alcohol as he checked in for court. The man got another court date.

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From Bryan County Sheriff’s Office reports: 

Drugs, etc: A deputy running radar around 2:30 a.m. October 3 clocked a car going 75 mph on Highway 17 near Belfast Keller Road. A traffic stop resulted in the seizure of marijuana, a scale and some weapons, including “a micro Draco AK rifle with a drum style magazine (with) 60 rounds inside.” A Tennessee man was arrested and taken to jail.

Theft: A woman reported her vehicle was stolen around 1 p.m. Oct. 3 from the BP gas station on Highway 280. She told deputies she left the car running and went inside and “as she was using her debit card at the register she turned around and noticed,” a man getting into her vehicle. She told BCSO she screamed and went after him, but he drove off. The woman said the vehicle had an interlock device “in which she has to blow in, in order to operate the vehicle successfully,”’ and if that doesn’t happen it’ll shut off “if not operated within a certain amount of time.”

Deputies hunted for the vehicle, a blue 2020 Chevy Equinox with a Georgia veterans tag, but came up empty. A BOLO was put out.

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