An off-duty Ider Police Offer has been arrested for DUI.
During the early morning hours of Tuesday, around 3:30, a DeKalb County Deputy noticed a Black Chevrolet Avalanche traveling westbound on Highway 35 toward Rainsville, weaving back and forth in middle of the road. After the vehicle crossed the dividing line several times – at one point almost striking an 18 wheeler – the deputy conducted a traffic stop. After further investigation, the driver, identified as 32 year old Jeremy Pinegar of Rainsville was charged with Driving under the Influence.
DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden said of the arrest:
“Those of us that are employed as law enforcement officers are held to the highest standards, and those that cannot conform to those standards have no place in this line of work. Drinking and driving is a serious offense as it endangers innocent people on the roadway.”
“I’d like to commend our deputy for being alert and getting this driver off the roadway before anyone was seriously hurt. I’d also like to thank the officers with the Rainsville Police Department for assisting in the stop,”