Prentiss County supervisor arrested for DUI

According to the Alcorn County Sheriff's Department, a supervisor from Prentiss County faces a DUI charge following his arrest on Friday.

Posted: Apr. 17, 2018 10:52 AM
Updated: Apr. 17, 2018 8:10 PM

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ALCORN COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) - According to the Alcorn County Sheriff's Department, a supervisor from Prentiss County faces a DUI charge following his arrest on Friday.

Alcorn County Sheriff Ben Caldwell says James Plaxico was arrested by the Mississippi Highway Patrol for DUI. He was booked into the Alcorn County jail on charges of DUI and careless driving.

Plaxico was stopped on Highway 45 north of Corinth near the weigh scales. A source close to the situation says Plaxico was in a Prentiss County-owned vehicle at the time of his arrest.

The Mississippi Highway Patrol confirmed this information. Troopers also confirmed Plaxico was in a county-owned vehicle at the time. Master Sgt. Ray Hall says a safety checkpoint was set up on Highway 45.

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