Monday, October 5, 2009

Cookeville Man Charged With 5th Offense DUI

Fifth offense DUI charges have been filed against a Cookeville man, who was stopped by police after they got a call from a concerned citizen who had seen an apparently intoxicated man getting into a vehicle. Officer Michael Herrick spotted that vehicle at the intersection of Broad Street and Walnut Avenue and later identified the driver as 55-year-old Roger Glenn Smith of Lynn Chapel Road. Smith allegedly admitted to drinking half a pint of liquor and failed several field sobriety tests. Officer Herrick says a breathalyzer test revealed Smith's blood alcohol level to be .189. The legal limit is .08. Police say a records check indicated that Smith had been convicted of DUI in 1994, 1996, 1997, and 2002. He goes to court on the latest charge on October 28th.