Madison County Sheriff Ben Stewart reports that on Monday, May 26, at 5:20 p.m. deputies of the Madison County Sheriff’s Office stopped a vehicle driven by Jason Edward Moore of Madison for a traffic violation at the intersection of Ohio Street and Lee Avenue. While talking with Moore, deputies detected a strong odor of an intoxicating beverage coming from Moore’s person and breath. During a search of the vehicle, deputies located a cup containing a clear liquid that also smelled of an intoxicating beverage as well as an opened bottle of Pinnacle Vodka. When questioned, Moore stated the cup contained Vodka and belonged to him, as did the opened bottle of Vodka.
Deputies requested Moore participate in a series of Standardized Field Sobriety Exercises to determine if his normal faculties were impaired. Moore was unable to successfully complete the Standardized Field Sobriety Exercises and was placed under arrest without incident. Moore was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.