An early morning stop for a defective exhaust landed one Duncan man in jail for alleged possession and driving under the influence.
Adam James Spottedhorse now faces charges of driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol second and subsequent, driving with a license suspended and possession of a controlled dangerous substance.
Police affidavits indicate the stop took place at 3:05 a.m. June 4 near 5th and Elder for a defective exhaust pipe. Reports indicate the driver, later identified as Spottedhorse, was slow to respond to the police lights and horn.
Reports show the driver “refused to make eye contact … sat with his hands in his lap for several seconds and did not initially respond to any … questions.”
Eventually, Spottedhorse turned over an identification card but not a drivers license and expired proof of insurance. When asked three times why Spottedhorse had no drivers license, he allegedly admitted to driving under suspension. Police described the man as showing “very slow and exaggerated” movements along with “slow and slurred” speech.
When asked to exit, he was very unsteady and off balance, police reported. Spottedhorse also told police there was marijuana in the vehicle and pointed to a small plastic bag containing it in the cup holder by the center console.
When DPD attempted to perform an HGN test on Spottedhorse, he shook his head, looked to the side and said, “I ain’t doin’ that (SIC), I want a blood test,” reports state. He was placed in a patrol vehicle at this time and DPD searched his vehicle where they allegedly found marijuana seeds and stems.
Spottedhorse allegedly yelled from the car and alerted police the VIN number on the vehicle would not match the tag, which was confirmed by DPD. DPD also confirmed Spottedhorse had two warrants for his arrest.
Spottedhorse’s bond is set at $10,000 and a preliminary hearing conference is scheduled for 9 a.m. July 17.