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Dresden man facing multiple charges after being found in a ditch

On Feb. 5 Deputy Ryan Schaeffer with the Weakley County Sheriff’s Department responded to a call regarding a vehicle found in a ditch.

Dresden Officer Lane Vargus arrived on scene prior to Schaeffer’s arrival and found the driver, 51-year-old Kevin Haynes, passed out in the vehicle with his foot still on the accelerator pedal in the ditch.

Haynes had an open container of a mixed-type beverage in the center console of the vehicle and was slurred in his speech and had a strong odor of alcohol about his person.

Haynes could not produce unexpired proof of insurance on the vehicle. Schaeffer had Haynes perform a series of sobriety tests and he performed in a manner which was considered unsafe for him to continue operating a motor vehicle on a public roadway.

Haynes signed and consented to give a breath/blood test and was taken to Volunteer Hospital for the blood test.

At the hospital, Haynes continually cussed Schaeffer in front of nurses, and after the blood sample was obtained, Haynes stated that he was going “to piss on me” and started to unzip and unbutton his pants facing Schaffer in the waiting room at the restroom entrance.

Schaeffer had to push Haynes to the front of the toilet and advise him to use it. Haynes continued cussing Schaffer the entire time in the hospital.

Haynes was charged with DUI first degree, open container, disorderly conduct, roadways laned for traffic, due care and financial responsibility.

DISCLOSURE: All information in this story came from the affidavits provided by Deputy Ryan Schaeffer with the Weakley County Sheriff’s Department.

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