51-year-old Michael Mason was charged with DUI, possession of marijuana, driving on a revoked license, and possession of drug paraphernalia when he was found passed out in his vehicle that was still running and in drive.
On October 18th, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Deputy Byers approached a 2005 Toyota Sienna that was stopped on the roadway of Dotsonville Road near Wooton Road. The driver, later identified as Michael Mason, was slouched over asleep in the driver’s seat as the vehicle was running and in driving gear. Deputy Byers reported the smell of an alcoholic beverage and a slight odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. When Michael exited the vehicle he was stumbling, had slurred speech, and his eyes were slouched.
He performed poorly on the standard field sobriety tasks displaying six of six signs on the horizontal gaze nystagmus and was unable to perform the walk and turn or the one-leg stand. Michael had a small amount of marijuana and a pipe in his pocket and a cup with a liquid that smelled like alcohol as well as another pipe was found inside the vehicle. A criminal history check showed that Michael’s license was revoked for a previous DUI dated in 2008. He refused to provide a blood sample but a warrant was granted to collect two vials for testing.
Michael Mason was arrested and charged with DUI, possession of marijuana, driving on a revoked license, and possession of drug paraphernalia. He is currently jailed in lieu of a $6,500 bond.