Smithville Police Make Arrests for DUI and Public Intoxication

May 28, 2010
by: 
Dwayne Page

Smithville Police made two arrests last week for DUI and one for public intoxication.

23 year old Cipriano Petriz of 1532 Vaughn Lane was arrested on Sunday, May 23rd for a first offense of driving under the influence. Officer David Phillips saw Petriz driving without his headlights on and not maintaining proper lane of travel. Upon stopping and speaking with Petriz, Officer Phillips smelled a strong odor of a fermented beverage coming from him. Petriz also had slurred speech and he was unsteady on his feet upon exiting his vehicle. Due to the language barrier and his intoxicated state, field sobriety tasks were not performed. Bond for him was set at $1,500 and his court date is June 17th.

58 year old Keith Michael Upton of 2488 Turners Bend Road, McMinnville was arrested for driving under the influence on Tuesday, May 25th. Corporal Travis Bryant responded to a possible drunk driver on West Broad Street. Upon making contact with Upton, Corporal Bryant suspected him to be under the influence of something. Upton was asked to perform several field sobriety tasks and he performed poorly on all tasks. Upton submitted to a blood alcohol test and admitted taking medication, Xanax earlier. His bond is $1,500 and his court date is June 10th.

40 year old Robert Roy Atnip Jr of 205 South 1st Street was arrested for public intoxication on Tuesday, May 25th. Officer Matt Holmes responded to a suspicious person that had left K & M Jewelry on West Broad Street. Officer Holmes made contact with Atnip who was unsteady on his feet and almost stumbled into the roadway. Upon speaking with Atnip, Officer Holmes noticed him to have a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on his person and his speech was slurred. Bond is $1,000 and his court date is June 10th.

On Thursday, May 27th, Officer Scott Davis arrested 28 year old Christina L Johnson of 530 Miller Road on a warrant for failure to appear.

Any information received that will help Smithville Police solve any criminal offense will be greatly appreciated. All information is confidential.

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