Police search for gas thieves leads to several alcohol arrests
by Alan Reed
Mar 05, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A gas drive-off on Saturday night led to a manhunt yielding the arrest of one suspect in that incident and five other suspects for charges including Driving Under the Influence, Open Container Violations, Alcohol Intoxication and other offenses.

According to a Cadiz Police Department arrest report, that agency began the search for suspects involved in a gasoline drive-off from the Broadbent Market. Sgt. Rick Martin aid that he observed the vehicle that evaded him. As the pursuit culminated on Trigg Furnace Road, the driver and one passenger escaped on foot. He arrested a second passenger, identified as 22-year-old Joshua Neeble of Hilltop Street, Cadiz at the scene. Police charged him with Theft by Unlawful Taking (Gasoline) in the amount of $50.25 and Alcohol Intoxication.

Trigg County Sheriff Randy Clark and deputies assisted the Cadiz Police Department in the chase and on the scene.

Clark said that while investigating on Trigg Furnace Road several vehicles passed with impaired drivers.

The first uniform citation from the Sheriff’s Department alleged that Deputy Matt Riddle observed a vehicle stop at the scene as the road was blocked by a wrecker. Riddle said that he detected a strong odor of alcoholic beverages emanating from the vehicle and observed beer cans inside. Upon investigation, the driver of the vehicle stated that he was 15-years-old and did not possess an operator’s license. Riddle said that the passenger, 44-year-old Marshal N. Maxey of Reddick Pond Road, Cadiz, smelled of alcohol, possessed bloodshot eyes and held an open container of alcohol beneath his seat.

What were other drivers arrested for? Read The Cadiz Record to see.
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