Wednesday Dispatch: DUI, auto burglary and public injury

(Jackson, Wyo.) – Here is a recap of local dispatch and law enforcement activity from yesterday in the Town of Jackson and Teton County. All persons arrested or cited are presumed innocent until proven guilty. There were 45 calls to the area dispatch on Wednesday, February 25. *Crime Reports and Arrests * DUI: On Wednesday at 12:46 a.m., a Jackson Police officer made a traffic stop on a vehicle for speeding. When contacted, the driver showed objective signs of being under the influence of both alcohol and marijuana. The driver admitted to consuming both substances prior to driving. The subject failed field sobriety tests and was placed under arrest. Incident to the arrest, marijuana edibles were found in the subject’s vehicle. As a result, Nathan Grey Bennett, 22, of Bozeman, Montana was charged with DUI and possession of marijuana. Auto Burglary: On Wednesday at 4:16 p.m., a subject reported to the Jackson Police Department that he left a bag in his vehicle that contained personal items and cash. When he returned to the vehicle, he found the bag and contents had been stolen. He thought he locked the vehicle prior to leaving but was not completely certain. According to the Jackson PD, there was no sign of forced entry. DUI: At 4:1 p.m. on Wednesday, a report was received by the Jackson Police Department of a person suffering what was thought to be a medical condition in a vehicle in the Smith’s parking lot. It was reported the subject was unresponsive, sweating, and drooling. Prior to police or EMS arrival, the subject drove from the area north on Highway 89. It was reported that the subject struck and drove up onto the curb at least once while driving down the highway before stopping in the Movie Works Plaza. Officers contacted the subject and determined he was under the influence rather than having a medical condition. The subject admitted to taking several medications prior to driving. The subject failed field sobriety tests. After being arrested, marijuana was found on the subject. As a result, Grove Gustav Becker, 35, of Wilson was charged with driving under the influence of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana. Public Injury: At 8:07 p.m. on Wednesday, Jackson Police officers were dispatched to a report of a subject lying on the ground near the roadway. It was reported the subject was bleeding from a laceration to the head. Officers located the subject and determined she was extremely intoxicated. She did not know why she was on the ground or how she fell and there were no witnesses to the fall. The subject was transported by ambulance to St. John’s where she received treatment and was later released. *Collisions * There were two auto collisions yesterday, including one hit and run and one that involved injuries. Collision with injuries: At 4:27 p.m. on Wednesday, Jackson Police officers responded to a report of a vehicle that had struck a person in a motorized wheelchair/scooter. It was determined the person in the wheelchair was crossing the street in a crosswalk and the driver of the vehicle did not see the person, striking them. The person in the wheelchair was taken to the hospital but it was later determined they suffered no injury as a result of the collision. The driver of the vehicle was issued a citation for failing to yield the right of way. *Other* Other dispatch reports included suspicious circumstances, snow tow citations, driving complaints, lost and found property, citizen assists, and false alarms. #buckrail #news