2012-02-15 / For The Record

From the Blotter

Slow ride

If you’re going to drink and drive, don’t back into a cop.

Octavian Turner, 21, was driving around 3 miles per hour last Thursday when a deputy pulled him over on Highway 24. When the officer was getting out, Turner put his Pontiac in reverse and backed slowly into the patrol car, despite the wail of the sirens and the officer’s last-ditch attempt with an air horn. When asked how much he’d had to drink, Turner said “a lot,” according to the report filed at the sheriff’s office. When asked to define “a lot,” he said, “a bunch.”Turner was too unsteady to take field sobriety tests, but was charged with DUI, driving without a license, impeding the flow of traffic, failure to maintain lane and improper backing.

Problem No. 1

A Bollweevil Road resident has a piddling problem. According to a report filed at the sheriff’s office, all of his green thumb efforts have gone south, thanks to his neighbor’s dogs who keep urinating on his newly planted trees. He claimed the canines had even damaged the strings he’d put out to help him plant in a straight line. The victim told deputies his neighbor denied the dogs were ever on his property, but he proved his point with the help of a trail camera. According to the report, the camera snapped photos of the dogs pulling down the strings.

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