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Drunk Driver Also Carrying Pot

  • St Mary's County
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At 11:26 pm on Thursday, Feb. 23, Tpr. E. Evans observed a vehicle fail to driver right of the center line, Route 5 at Mechanicsville Road in Mechanicsville. 

Upon contact with the driver, Eugene Raymond Schaffer, 27, of Mechanicsville, an odor of an alcoholic beverage was detected emitting from his breath.  After performing poorly on the field sobriety tests, Mr. Schaffer was placed under arrest for DUI. 

A search incident to arrest was conducted.  Located in the glove box was a bag containing marijuana. 

Schaffer was charged with Possession of Marijuana.  He was taken to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center and held pending a bail review.

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