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DUI refusal

Police arrested Raymond Carr, 59, of Butte early Tuesday morning after the 59-year-old allegedly refused to take a field sobriety test and breath test.

Police said an officer on patrol spotted the 59-year old around 12:30 a.m. driving at a high rate of speed near the corner of Continental Drive and Wharton Street.

According to police, Carr lost control of his vehicle at the intersection, hit a stop sign and drove into a nearby field. Carr then exited the field, police said, hitting a tree in the process.

The officer later was able to catch up with Carr and pull him over. At that time, police said, the 59-year old appeared to be intoxicated.

Police said he refused a field sobriety test at the scene and later refused a breath test at the county jail.

Carr remained in Butte county jail as of Tuesday morning. He has been cited with a misdemeanor for refusing to take the DUI tests, along with reckless driving and a hit-and-run charge, also misdemeanors.

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Aggravated DUI

Police say a traffic stop Monday night resulted in an aggravated DUI charge.

An officer was patrolling in the area of Civic Center Road and Harrison Avenue around 10:30 p.m., police said, when he or she noticed a motorist driving without her headlights on.

The officer pulled over the vehicle and its driver, Jody McEwen, 47, of Butte, who allegedly appeared intoxicated.

According to police, the 47-year-old failed a field sobriety test and later blew over twice the legal limit on a breath test.

McEwen currently faces an aggravated DUI charge, a misdemeanor, along with misdemeanors for failure to show proof of insurance and driving with a suspended or revoked license.

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