An Augusta man was charged with DUI recently after a deputy pulled him over for a non-working tag light.
Wayne Anthony Pierce, 49, 3942 New Karleen Road, was charged with tag light required, weaving over roadway, seat belt violation, DUI/alcohol and driving without a valid license.
According to the incident report, officer Josh Fowler was on patrol on Hwy. 72 when he noticed the vehicle with no working tag light. As he followed the vehicle, Fowler noted that it crossed the centerline and the fog line multiple times, so he pulled it over. As Fowler was calling in the tag number, he noticed the driver (Pierce) change seats with a female passenger. When he asked Pierce about this, Pierce reportedly told him that he did not have a license. When asked how much he had had to drink, Pierce replied “too much.” When asked if he would submit to a field sobriety test, Pierce reportedly said “f*&^ no” that the deputy had to prove he was drunk. He was arrested and taken to jail.
There were a number of other arrests for DUI on Madison County roads over the holiday week.
•Ozie Siddell Bailey, 22, 1760 Sorrow Patterson Road, Colbert, weaving over roadway and DUI.
•Geoffrey Steven Betts, 30, 140 Highland Drive, Athens, DUI and tag light required.
•William Bray, 62, 9574 Hwy. 72 West, Lot 47, Hull, driving while license withdrawn and DUI/drugs.
•Whitney Michelle Bugg, 22, 86 Woodlane Drive, Danielsville, DUI and weaving over roadway.
•Herbert Clark, 51, 1166 W L Williams Road, Commerce, weaving over roadway, DUI/alcohol and probation violation.
•John Anthony Forisek, 49 404 Hudson River Church Road, Danielsville, DUI/alcohol and weaving over roadway.
Others arrested by law enforcement officials in the county last week included:
•Michael Paul Edwards, 20, 9050 Hwy. 106 South, A-1, Hull, possession of alcoholic beverages by a person below legal age.
•Tory Terrell-Deaunte Favors, 20, 1130 Jackson Street, Madison, failure to appear.
•Norman Gainer, 51, 2007 Thomas Drive, Hull, possession of a Schedule I Controlled Substance, prescription drugs must be in their original container, possession of tools for the commission of a crime, manufacture/deliver/distribute/administer/sell/possess/with intent to distribute a Controlled Substance and possession of marijuana less than an ounce.
•Donald Wendell Gantt, 48, 313 Farm Road, Colbert, driving without a valid license and tag light required.
•Kenneth David Gibbs, 34, 5408 Neese Commerce Road, Hull, two counts of probation violation.
•Michael E. Hattaway, 47, 48 Roy Smith Road, Hull, possession of a Schedule III Controlled Substance and prescription drugs must be in their original container.
•Christopher Eakin Jones, 25, 827 Mitchell Road, Athens, illegal possession of a Controlled Substance and weaving over roadway.
•Christy Dawn Little, 36, 228 Herring Drive, Comer, reckless driving and no tag.
•Lewis Ray McDonald, II, 25, 643 Maplewood Lane, Hull, battery FVA and terroristic threats and acts.
•Lewis Ray McDonald, 53, no address listed, probation violation.
•Manuela Mercado, 34, 9574 Hwy. 72 Lot 3, Hull, driving without a license.