Traffic stop results in two citations
Henry County Sheriff’s deputies issued several citations and investigated a pair of accidents last week.
A traffic stop was made on a 2002 Ford on Jan. 26 at the intersection of Jackson and Monroe streets in Mt. Pleasant. During the investigation of the traffic offense, it was learned that the car’s driver, Justin Olson, 21, Mt. Pleasant, was operating a motor vehicle without insurance and on a suspended license.
Olson was cited for a pair of simple misdemeanors — failure to prove security against liability and driving under suspension.
Two accidents occurred on Jan. 25. In the first accident, deputies responded to a motor vehicle collision involving a deer on the 1700 grid of Oakland Mills Road. According to the accident report, Rachel Enright, 26, of Lockridge, was driving a 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee south on Oakland Mills Road when a deer stepped into the traveled portion of the roadway. The Jeep sustained $4,000 damage in the accident.
The second mishap occurred near mile marker 242 of westbound U.S. Highway 34. Deputies determined a 1999 Dodge, driven by Joseph Keagle, 53, Mt. Pleasant, was rear ended by a 2001 Infinity, driven by Danny Moyers, 52, of Burlington.
Moyers was cited for failure to maintain control of a motor vehicle, a simple misdemeanor. Damage to the Infinity was estimated at $8,000, and the 1999 Dodge sustained damage of $2,000.
A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.