A traffic stop by a Jefferson County Sheriff's deputy Sunday resulted in the arrest of a man on DWI charges, his fourth in less than four years.
A traffic stop by a Jefferson County Sheriffís deputy Sunday resulted in the arrest of a man on DWI charges, his fourth in less than four years.
Corey Grant, 31, had two prior convictions in 2009, and a third in 2010, Deputy Prosecutor Maxie Kizer said during a hearing for Grant on Monday in Jefferson County District Court.
Deputy Rick Conyers said he was in the area of Interstate 530 and U.S.Highway 63 South when he saw a red Geo Prism with white tape over the right brake light, and when the vehicle stopped at Ridgway Road, the tape obscured the brake light.
Conyers said he stopped the vehicle and when he approached it, he noticed that the driverís side window was cracked and he smelled an odor of alcoholic beverages coming from inside the vehicle.
Grant reportedly told Conyers the window would not roll down any farther and opened the door, Conyers said.
He said Grant told him he did not have a driverís license and produced an Arkansas ID card, and when questioned further, Grant reportedly admitted that his driverís license had been suspended for DWI, which was confirmed by a radio dispatcher.
Conyers said he asked a passenger in Grantís car if he had a driverís license and was going to allow Grant to go home because he lived only a short distance away but the passengerís license also had been suspended because of child support obligations.
After a wrecker was called, Conyers said he administered a series of field sobriety tests to Grant, then took him to the adult detention center for a breath alcohol test.
Conyers said Grant registered a .241 on the test. In Arkansas, a reading of .08 and above is considered legally intoxicated.
In addition to the three prior DWI convictions, Kizer said Grant had ďat least five failures to appearĒ in district court.
Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set a $25,000 bond for Grant after ruling prosecutors had probable cause to charge him with fourth-offense DWI, a felony.
Bridgforth told Grant to come back to court Sept. 10.