Monday, June 22, 2009

Wreck Leads to DUI Charges

A Cookeville man involved in a single-vehicle accident has been charged with 4th offense DUI. Police say 38-year-old David Schrichte of Hargis Drive wrecked his pickup on W. Stevens St. about 11:30 one night and was placed under arrest after failing several field sobriety tests. They say he became combative after being placed under arrest and allegedly tried to headbutt the officer and kick him in the groin. Schrichte's previous DUI convictions were in 1991, 1997, and 2002.
Meanwhile, in a separate case, 46-year-old Maxine Peppers of Greenland Avenue was charged with DUI after police responded to an erratic driver on E. 10th St. Officer Christopher Ferguson found the vehicle in a parking lot and says Peppers was apparently passed out behind the wheel in the front seat. He says that she had two previous DUI convictions -- one from 2000 and one from 2002. She was also cited for driving on a revoked license.
And 35-year-old Timothy Wayne Ashburn of Cindy Drive was charged after Putnam County sheriff's deputy Jeremy Nash noticed him weaving along Highway 56 near the Baxter Crossroads. Nash says he found both open and unopened beer in the vehicle and also alleges that Ashburn had a hydrocodone tablet for which he did not have a prescription.