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Posted: April 11, 2013 7:32 p.m.

Flattery will get you nowhere

Despite attempting to sweet talk an officer, 56-year-old Claude Thomas Favors was arrested early Monday morning for DUI and other traffic violations.

Favors caught the officer’s attention when he sped through a stop sign, according to reports. When he stopped for the officer, she noted that Favors reeked of alcohol and had bloodshot, glazed eyes.

When asked if he’d been drinking, he reportedly told the officer, “No baby, I don’t do that.”

He reportedly told the officer that he had a bad leg and cataracts but believed he could perform sobriety tests.
One test Favors could not seem to grasp was following the officer’s finger with his eyes. According to reports, he continued to move his head back and forth, telling the officer, “I am looking at you, not your finger.”

Just before the officer arrested Favors for DUI, she heard dispatchers issue a BOLO (be on the lookout) for a truck that sounded suspiciously like the one Favors had been driving, which was badly damaged on one side, according to reports.

Favors allegedly admitted to drinking beer and said that, “he may have been looking down when he struck something,” and that “his cellphone rang and he may have hit something else.”

He was arrested for DUI, two stop sign violation and failure to stop at the scene of an accident.

Favors allegedly admitted that this was his second DUI, his first being in 1983, something the officer was able to confirm with the jail.
His breath test showed that Favors’ blood alcohol level was .157. The legal limit in Georgia is .08.

Pay for your weave
Officers from the Covington Police Department were called to Beauty and Wigs on U.S. Highway 278 late Tuesday morning after a woman in the store reportedly left without paying for two items.

The employee told officers that a woman came in and took two packages of Onyx human hair, valued at $40, then left in a black Jaguar.

The tag number returned to a Covington woman named Cashunda Renae Bacon.

Deputies were unable to make contact with her, or recover the stolen weave.

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