Putnam County Sheriff's Department

Southeast Man Arrested for DWI

Southeast Man Arrested For Driving While Intoxicated

Sheriff Kevin J. McConville reports the arrest of a Southeast man for Driving While Intoxicated.

On October 24, 2022, at approximately 12:50 am, a deputy, while on routine patrol in the Town of Southeast, observed a vehicle that crossed over the double yellow line and was having trouble maintaining its lane of traffic.  A stop was initiated, and the deputy observed signs of alcohol impairment from the driver.  Field sobriety tests were conducted, and the driver, Brandon Tompkins, 37 years old, of Southeast, was taken into custody.  He subsequently refused to take a breathalyzer test and, in addition to the misdemeanor DWI, was charged with Refusal to Take a Breath Test and Operating a Motor Vehicle with a Suspended Registration, along with Drinking Alcohol in a Motor Vehicle and Driving to the Left of Pavement Markings.

Due to his refusal, he was held in the Putnam County Correctional Facility pending his arraignment.

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