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DUI — A Bruceton man was arrested during a March 30 traffic stop in Huntingdon.
Fischer-Blake H. Wortham, 18, was charged with DUI (first offense). According to the report by Officer Carlton Cupples, HPD received a call about someone driving recklessly with headlights off on East Main Street, High Street, Knox Street, and Browning Avenue. Soon thereafter, officers stopped a vehicle fitting the description on Browning Avenue and identified Wortham as the driver. Cupples stated that Wortham seemed to be very disoriented, and he could not find his driver’s license. The officer also reported that there was a 14-year-old female passenger in Wortham’s vehicle, she had been drinking some kind of alcoholic beverage, and she had previously thrown up inside the vehicle. Wortham was unsteady on his feet and performed poorly on multiple field sobriety tests.
Traffic Accident — Two local women sustained minor injuries during a two-vehicle collision March 27 on Veterans Drive in Huntingdon. Catrise M. Allen, 41, of McKenzie and Elizabeth J. Spellings, 71, of Huntingdon were both transported from the scene by ambulance to Baptist Memorial Hospital-Carroll County. According to the accident report, Allen was driving a maroon 2006 Mercedes northbound in the inside lane on Veterans Drive in front of Wal-Mart when Spellings, who was driving a red 2017 Chrysler, pulled out in front of Allen in an attempt to cross over from the Walmart exit to the Dollar Tree entrance. Allen was unable to stop, and her vehicle struck Spellings’ vehicle on the driver’s side. The force of the collision caused Spelling’s vehicle to run off in the ditch in front of Dollar Tree. Eric Rutherford, 22, of McKenzie, who was a passenger in Allen’s vehicle, was not injured. The reported stated that Allen and Rutherford were both wearing seatbelts when the accident occurred, but Spellings was not.