A drunk driver is also facing charges of drug possession after being stopped for speeding last week.
Alexis Castro-Hernandez, 21, of 2269 Jefferson Highway in Winder, was northbound on S. Broad Street when a Winder officer clocked him travelling at 56 mph.
After stopping the vehicle, the officer approached the driver’s side window and noticed an odor of alcoholic beverage. Castro-Hernandez was unable to produce a driver’s license and admitted he had only a Honduran identification card.
Castro-Hernandez admitted drinking beer at a friend’s house, but insisted he only had two.
Based on the results of the field sobriety tests, the officer determined Castro-Hernandez was intoxicated. The officer then asked Castro-Hernandez to take a preliminary breath test. According to the arrest report, Castro-Hernandez “attempted to make his face look like he was blowing in the tube.” The breath sample was insufficient to provide a reading.
Castro-Hernandez was placed under arrest and transported to the detention center. During the booking process, a detention officer located a bag containing a white powdery substance in Castro-Hernandez’s pants pocket. The substance field tested positive for cocaine.
Castro-Hernandez was subsequently charged with speeding, no driver’s license, DUI and possession of a controlled substance.
Other recent arrests made by Winder Police include:
•Danielle Darlene Vickers, 28, 56 East Wright Street, Winder, failure to yield while turning left, possession of the tools for the commission of a crime, possession of a drug related object, possession of less than one ounce of marijuana, tampering with evidence, hit and run and driving without license on person.
•Danny Chandler, 47, 123 Osborne Street, Winder, disturbing the peace.
•Darren Adam Smith, 25, 132 West Chandler Street, Winder, driving while license suspended.
•Garrett Lee Bitts, 22, 3832 Lake Carlton Road, Loganville, improper passing, speeding and DUI.
•Jared Lee Gazaway, 20, 55 Huckleberry Lane, Winder, public intoxication, disorderly conduct, consumption of alcohol by a minor and probation violation.
•Katherine Louise Bowman, 39, 728 Maple, West Haute. Ind., contempt of court and theft of lost or mislaid property.