Apr. 9—SALTILLO — A Verona police officer is dealing with severe prices after he triggered an accident Friday evening in Saltillo whereas in uniform and below the affect.
Jonathan David Boyd, 32, was arrested by the Mississippi Freeway Patrol and charged with driving below the influence-second offense, leaving the scene of an accident, driving with a suspended license, expired driver’s license and no proof of insurance coverage.
Saltillo Police Chief Daniel McKinney stated one automobile sideswiped one other inside the town limits round 7 p.m. on April 7. After stopping briefly, the drivers agreed to proceed on to a comfort retailer close to the intersection of highways 45 and 145. When the driving force who instigated the wreck didn’t cease, the opposite driver referred to as 911.
“He (Boyd) was in his private car however was sporting a full Verona PD uniform,” McKinney stated.
The knowledge was relayed to authorities who contacted Boyd through his 911 radio. Boyd then returned to the scene.
“As soon as we realized it was an officer, we referred to as within the Freeway Patrol to allow them to take over,” McKinney stated.
Boyd was booked into the Lee County Jail Friday evening. He was launched on bond Saturday morning round 8:30.
This isn’t the primary time Boyd has been arrested for drunk driving. Since he’s charged with DUI-second offense, he should have a DUI conviction throughout the final 5 years. And that case might need been whereas he was a Saltillo police officer.
“He was charged with DUI again when he labored for Saltillo. That is the rationale he left,” McKinney stated. “I am undecided precisely when it was. That was earlier than I turned chief.”
Verona Police Chief Marsenio Nunn didn’t reply to calls to test on Boyd’s standing with the division.