A Hopkinsville man was arrested around 12:50 p.m. Thursday while at the intersection of North Main Street and Eagle Way Bypass after attempting to flee police, according to a Hopkinsville Police Department report.
Gary A. Douthitt, 39, was reportedly observed by police driving without a seatbelt in the area of West Second Street and McPherson Avenue, the report stated.
Officers then attempted to initiate a traffic stop, however, Douthitt allegedly did not stop his vehicle. A short time later, Douthitt was unable to continue and was stopped by police, the report said.
Before being stopped, officers allegedly could see a clear plastic baggie thrown from the passenger side window, the report added. The baggie was not located. After being stopped, Douthitt allegedly was fidgety and had slurred speech.
Police then searched his vehicle after observing drug paraphernalia in plain view of the vehicle. Officers discovered several syringes and a large amount of methamphetamine, according to the report.
Police arrested Douthitt, but he allegedly was not complying with demands to put his hands behind his back and continued to try and pull away from officers as they were attempting to handcuff him, the report stated.
Douthitt was charged with resisting arrest, failure to wear seat belts, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence, first-degree fleeing or evading police, tampering with physical evidence, operating a motor vehicle on a suspended license, possession of open alcoholic beverage container, first-degree trafficking in meth and possession of drug paraphernalia.
In other reports
• Shelly J. Antonez, 33, Hopkinsville, was arrested at 8:15 a.m. Thursday around the 4000 block of Fort Campbell Boulevard on the strength of a Christian County warrant for theft by failure to make required disposition of property, according to an HPD report.
This information was obtained through police, police reports or the Christian County Jail. Readers are reminded that a charge is only an accusation and everyone is entitled to the presumption of innocence until proven guilty in a court of law.