|A 30-year-old man without a driver’s license was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence Saturday after an employee of the Florence Station Gas Store reported an intoxicated man would not leave the premises.
Jamestown resident Juan J. Sanchez, who is a native of Mexico, has been charged with a DUI first offense, violation of the implied consent law, driving without a license, and having contraband in a penal institution.
“Dispatch advised that the clerk had an Hispanic male appeared to be intoxicated and would not leave the store,” Officer Marja Atchley reported. “While en route, dispatch advised the subject left in a white, (Ford) Explorer pulling a trailer, (headed) inbound on Northwest Broad Street.”
Atchley reported she observed Sanchez weaving in and out of traffic, at which point she conducted a traffic stop. When she made contact with him, Sanchez appeared to have bloodshot watery eyes, slurred speech, and was unsteady on his feet.
When Sanchez failed to completed field sobriety tests as demonstrated, he allegedly admitted to consuming alcohol and Xanax earlier in the evening. He was then taken into custody and transported to the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center.
During booking, a thorough search of “his person revealed a small, clear bag containing a black hard substance suspected to be heroin,” she reported.
Sanchez is being held on a $5,250 bond. A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for Thursday, June 28, in General Sessions Court.