The Princeton Police Department has seen an uptick in drivers being under the influence after arresting five people within a week’s time.

Last Friday, officers stopped a vehicle for running a stop light at the intersection of Marion Road and West Main Street. When officers approached the vehicle they observed an open alcoholic beverage in the console. The driver, Michael T Collier, age 48 of Princeton, then failed field sobriety tests and was taken into custody. Collier was charged with disregarding a traffic light, possession of an open alcoholic beverage container in a motor vehicle and DUI second offense.

On Saturday, officers stopped a vehicle for traffic violations on Dawson Road. The driver, Emily B Mashburn, age 28 of Princeton, failed field sobriety tests and was taken into custody. Mashburn was charged with rear license not illuminated, operating on a suspended operators license and DUI first offense.

Also on Saturday, officers stopped a vehicle for traffic violations on Grace Street. The driver, Thomas F. Milstead, age 72 of Princeton, failed field sobriety tests and was taken into custody. Milstead was charged with DUI second offense, driving on a DUI suspended license, possession of an open alcoholic beverage in a motor vehicle, and failure to use or improper use of a signal.

On Monday, officers located a vehicle improperly parked at the end of Old Connector Road. When approaching the vehicle officers smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming from inside. The driver, James D. Hoglo, age 35 of Dawson Springs, failed field sobriety tests and was taken into custody and charged with DUI first offense.

Then on Wednesday, officers received a complaint of a reckless driver on the I69 Exit 81 northbound exit ramp. When officers arrived they located the vehicle on the side of the roadway. When they approached the vehicle officers could smell a strong odor of alcoholic beverages. The driver, Nathaniel S Yingling, age 31 of Arkansas, produced a fraudulent operator’s license and refused to perform a field sobriety test. He was then arrested and charged with DUI third offense, possession of an open alcoholic beverage container in a motor vehicle, resisting arrest, no insurance, criminal possession of a forged instrument second degree and illegal possession of a legend drug.

All were lodged in the Caldwell County Jail.

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