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Posted: February 25, 2014 10:00 p.m.

Man gets second DUI charge in span of weeks

A man who reportedly gave a Newton County Sheriff’s deputy DUI papers instead of his driver’s license was again charged with DUI Friday.

A report said a deputy patrolling the area of Flat Shoals Road and Covington Bypass Road Friday about 8 p.m. Feb. 21 noticed that a Honda Accord traveling on Flat Shoals Road did not have working tag lights and the rear passenger side tail light was not working.

When the deputy got behind the vehicle, he noticed that the vehicle failed to maintain its lane multiple times. The deputy reportedly initiated a traffic stop and made contact with the driver, identified as Jemarreo Horton.

According to the report, when the deputy asked for his license, Horton gave the deputy paperwork from a DUI arrest made by a Georgia State Patrol trooper a few weeks prior.

The report stated Horton exhibited bloodshot eyes and that the deputy could smell alcohol from inside the vehicle.

Horton reportedly told the deputy he had had three beers and also told the deputy that he had taken a Percocet before driving. After Horton gave consent to take a field sobriety test, the deputy determined that he was under the influence of drugs and alcohol.

Horton was arrested and charged with DUI and failure to maintain lane. He was taken to the Newton County Jail.

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