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Police agencies make DUI-related arrests

Debbie Rolen drolen@civitasmedia.com

December 20, 2013

Debbie Rolen


drolen@civitasmedia.com


A number of DUI-related criminal complaints was filed recently in Mingo County Magistrate Court. Criminal Compliants are public information and are not an indication of guilt; defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.


Mark Lloyd, 41, of Matewan, allegedly drove through a DUI checkpoint at Williamson. Officers note Lloyd did not stop even though they were yelling for him to do so and he almost struck one of the officers, who was in his path trying to get him to stop. The officers then gave chase in their patrol units. Lloyd fled at a high rate of speed, with his headlights off. When he finally stopped, officers placed him under arrest.


Since they could smell a strong odor of alcohol, officers administered the HGT field sobriety test, which Lloyd failed. Floyd refused other field sobriety tests. Officers took him to Williamson Memorial Hospital for blood and urine tests, which indicated a level of .125. Further investigation indicated Lloyd had previous convictions for DUI on July 12, 1999, and Oct. 10, 2011, and a conviction for Driving While Revoked last May 7. Lloyd was charged with DUI Fleeing; DUI (Third-Offense); Driving While Revoked DUI (Second-Offense); Assault On An Officer; Obstructing An Officer and Reckless Driving.


Danny Bruce Conn, 57, of Crum, was arrested after Mingo County Sheriff’s deputies performed a routine traffic stop and found the registration for the vehicle Conn was driving had expired in 2012. Conn could not produce valid proof of insurance. The officer noted Conn’s speech was slurred and his eyes were glassy. A three-part field sobriety test was performed. Conn failed the test and admitted to taking three Xanax tablets and some Nurotin. Conn was arrested and charged with DUI, First-Offense; expired registration and no proof of insurance.


Bobby Jerome Sammons, 44, of Gilbert, was observed by Mingo County Sheriff’s deputies crossing the center line several times as he drove on U.S. Highway 52 in Gilbert. A traffic stop and information check revealed Sammons was driving revoked for DUI, with one prior charge of driving revoked for DUI (Feb. 18, 2009). Sammons was also charged with driving left of center.


Gilbert police observed Tiffany Cremeans Thompson, 39, of Barboursville, travelling above the posted speed limit. They initiated a traffic stop and, upon running a check of Thompson’s license, found she was driving revoked for DUI. Thompson was arrested for driving revoked for DUI.