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Man faces DUI, weapon charges
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A 34-year-old man was arrested for driving and carrying a weapon while intoxicated Sunday.Jose Oscar Pena was charged with driving under the influence and possession of a weapon while under the influence.He was further cited for violation of the implied consent law and for having the wrong address on his drivers license. According to Sheriff Patrick Ray, Pena was seen driving a Chevy Avalanche on Highway 70, where he allegedly crossed the center double yellow lines several times, then crossed the white line, almost hitting the guardrail.The deputy who stopped him reportedly found that Pena had an odor of an alcoholic beverage on his person, slurred speech, and was unsteady on his feet.Authorities said Pena refused to submit to field sobriety tasks and a blood test.When asked Pena if he had a weapon in his vehicle, he allegedly told the officer that he did, and told the deputy where the weapon was located in the vehicle.He was arrested and brought to the jail for booking.His bond was set at $4,000, and he will appear in court on May 23.Christopher Ward Smith, 40, of Morrison was charged with simple assault on March 28.Ray said that Smith got into an argument with the owner of a residence on Short Mountain Highway, and allegedly hit the man in the head with his fist, causing a laceration on his forehead.The alleged victim was transported to the hospital by EMS.Smith’s bond was set at $1,500 and he will appear in court on April 4.Calvin James Wilkerson, 23, was charged with driving under the influence on March 30.He was also citated for driving on a suspended license and failure to maintain his lane of travel.Ray said Wilkerson was seen operating a Dodge truck outside his lane of travel on Highway 70.He allegedly crossed the center line numerous times.A deputy stopped Wilkerson and found that he had an odor of an alcoholic beverage on his person.His eyes were allegedly red and watery and he was unsteady on his feet.Wilkerson submitted to, but performed poorly on, all field sobriety tasks.He also submitted to a blood test.His bond was set at $1,500 and he will appear in court on April 4.

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