According to court documents, Brazil City Police Patrolman Jeremy Mace initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle driven by Shawn M. Holmes, 31, Brazil, in an area near Depot and Chestnut streets around midnight Monday.
Mace reported witnessing Holmes allegedly speeding and turning without using a turn signal before making the stop.
Experiencing slurred speech and allegedly admitting to being intoxicated to the officer, Holmes refused to take a field sobriety test but insisted on blood and urine testing, which later determined he failed with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .14.
Facing a $7,000 cash bond (no 10 percent allowed), Holmes is currently incarcerated at the Clay County Justice Center on a class D felony charge of possession of methamphetamine and two class A misdemeanors, one for possession of paraphernalia and operating a vehicle while intoxicated/endangering a person.
Appearing before Clay Superior Court Judge J. Blaine Akers Tuesday, a jury trial was scheduled for Holmes on June 22.
If convicted of a class D felony, the highest charge filed against Holmes at this time, the advisory sentence issued by the state for a guilty conviction/plea agreement ranges from six months-3 years in prison and potential fines up to $10,000.
If convicted of a class A misdemeanor, the potential punishment is incarceration with up to one year in prison and potential fines up to $5,000 per conviction.
Holmes also has a second case in Akers court stemming from a separate traffic stop initiated by members of the Clay County Sheriff's Department in November.
Because officers reported witnessing Holmes allegedly speeding (80 mph in a 55mph zone), driving with his headlights off and left of center, Holmes was pulled over in an area near CR 1200 N and CR 300 W, where he refused chemical testing but took a field sobriety test, which he failed.
Holmes was formally charged with class A misdemeanor operating a vehicle while intoxicated, class B reckless driving and two class C infractions, one for driving left of center and the other for speeding. The matter is set for jury trial on June 10.