Clayton Man Charged With DWI

A 34-year-old Clayton man has been charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of an impairing substance

A Clayton Police Officer was stationed on Main Street on Tuesday, May 21st near Vinson’s Restaurant, where the department was receiving complaints of speeding. The area has a 25 mph speed limit. A red Ford registered at 42mph.

According to police, the officer stopped the car and noted the driver’s eyes were glassy and bloodshot and he smelled the odor of alcohol. He observed a brown bag with several airplane bottles of alcohol.

The driver, Robert Hewitt, reportedly stated he’d had his finger amputated three days earlier and was on medication for the pain, including Hydrocodone and Tramadol. The officer conducted a field sobriety test and asked for a breathalyzer which came back with a .12 BAC reading, which is above the legal limit of 0.08.

Hewitt was charged with Driving While Impaired and Speeding. He was later released from custody on a $1,500 secured bond.