Man: 'I had two beers and I am not drunk'

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

A Shelbyville man was arrested and charged with DUI in the early hours of Sunday, Jan. 25.

Alejandro Cisneros Tamayo, 26, of Butler Street, Shelbyville, was observed by Officer Seth Feinson driving very slowly (18 mph) and weaving on the bypass.

"I had two beers and I am not drunk," said Tamayo, according to Feinson's report, but the report also says he "failed all the tests I asked him to perform."

A Lewisburg woman was arrested for driving on a suspended license on Thursday, Jan. 22.

Officer Steve Sanders Jr. discovered that Hope Michelle Stinnett, 32, of 5th Avenue South, was driving on a suspended license when her license was checked after an accident on Heil Avenue.

Two reports of shoplifting from the Wal-Mart Supercenter are on file at the Lewisburg Police Department.

Officer Denise Savage was called to the store on Friday afternoon, Jan. 23, and reported that Raymond Eugene Newman, 47, of Barnes Hollow Road, Fayetteville, "did pass the point of sale with items listed. Items approximately value of $221.06. Offender did not pay for these items. Offender was observed by John Burton, Wal-Mart employee in Loss Prevention." The list of items in Newman's shopping cart included laundry detergent, soft drinks, Tylenol(r), chips, and meat: ribs, bacon, rib eye and t-bone steaks, chicken breasts, and sausage patties.

Officer Clyde Ragsdale responded to the call to Wal-Mart the next day. His report states that "John Burton found one Xbox headset valued at $59.86 on the defendant's person." Cody Alan Childress, 18, of 9th Avenue, "did conceal the said merchandise and did attempt to leave Wal-Mart, passing the last point of sale without paying," according to Ragsdale's report.