Thursday, January 27, 2011

Drunk Driver Allegedly High On Plant Food

Cookeville police say it's not always alcohol that those arrested for DUI are "under the influence" of.  Police say a man pulled over this week for driving erratically was allegedly intoxicated on plant food.  Authorities had stopped 30-year-old Mitchell Ray Swallows vehicle on 10th Street about three o'clock in the morning and say he tried to run from the scene before being Tasered and taken into custody.  According to the report by Officer Brandon Tayes,  Swallows allegedly said that he had been taking something called Molly plant food. According to Tayes' report, that foodhas the same effect as methamphetamine and Ecstasy. The officer sas that Swallows told him that he was a long term meth user and that he had been up for three days.