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Man draws attention to himself in a bad way

By Shavonne Potts
spotts@salisburypost.com
SPENCER — A Spencer man was charged with driving while impaired after he tried to avoid a license checkpoint.
The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office charged Robert Larry Pepper Jr., 47, of 613 S. Salisbury Ave., after they saw his Ford pickup turn just in front a license checkpoint they’d established at Eighth Street and South Salisbury Avenue.
When officers followed the truck, they noticed the driver sped through three stop signs.
Once officers stopped the driver they smelled a strong-odor of alcohol on him.
He failed several field sobriety tests. The driver’s blood alcohol content was .19, more than double the legal .08 limit.
See Wednesday’s Post for more details.
Contact reporter Shavonne Potts at 704-797-4253.

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