Driving undead busted
A man apparently dressed as a zombie was arrested on Nov. 3 and charged with speeding, failure to maintain lane, driving with a suspended license and DUI refusal after a Morgan County deputy stopped the man for allegedly driving 83 miles per hour in a 45 MPH zone.
According to reports, Kyle Thomas Blevins, 27, Rutledge, was arrested at approximately 11:30 p.m. after a deputy stopped Blevins for speeding on Newborn Road. Reports state that after the traffic stop was made the deputy observed that Blevins “appeared to have been in a fight.”
Blevins told the officer he had not been in a fight but that “this is my costume. I have been to a party.” Reports state that Blevins was “painted up like a zombie.”
The deputy also reported that he detected a strong smell of alcohol coming from Blevins. Reports state that initially Blevins told the officers to “go ahead and take me to jail, no need to waste time.”
However, after he was placed in handcuffs and placed in the back of a patrol vehicle, Blevins allegedly became belligerent with the deputy and told the deputy that his grandfather had worked hard so that the deputy could be on welfare, reports state, and that he would “be on the bench” when the deputy goes to hell so that he could judge the deputy. Once at the Morgan County Detention Center Blevins allegedly refused a request to take a breath test.
Printed in the November 8, 2012 edition