A Hopkinsville man was arrested Monday morning while on Glass Avenue and Westwood Drive for endangering his child and was reportedly in possession of drugs, according to a Hopkinsville police report.
Raymond G. Hill, 24, Hopkinsville, was observed driving west on Glass Avenue while he and his front-seat passenger, whose name was not released, were not wearing seatbelts.
An officer conducted a traffic stop on Hill and discovered a 7-month-old child in the back seat in a car seat that was allegedly not properly installed. The seat was reportedly able to move more than six inches side to side and forward before the seatbelt would be able to stop it, the report added.
Hill reportedly told officers he did not have an operator's license and was unable to provide proof of insurance. Police asked Hill to exit the vehicle, and while doing so, officers observed marijuana on the vehicle floor between the driver seat and driver door, the report stated.
Police searched the vehicle and discovered rolling paper, a set of digital scales and spray that is reportedly commonly used with marijuana cigarettes, according to the report.
Hill was then arrested and charged with failure to wear seat belts, failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, endangering the welfare of a minor, no operator's license and failure to use child restraint device in vehicle.
The report added that Hill was on probation for possession of marijuana.
In other reports
Travares A. Trice, 40, Hopkinsville, was arrested around 8:25 a.m. Monday while on Bradshaw Road on charges of first-degree wanton endangerment, operating a motor vehicle with expired operator's license, possession of marijuana and license to be in possession after he allegedly narrowly avoided a collision, according to a Christian County Sheriff's report.Kelly D. Holder, 41, and Joseph P. Mira, 41, both of Hopkinsville, were arrested around 7:20 a.m. while on Country Club Lane and Circle Drive for charges of first-degree possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to an HPD report.Gary A. Douthitt, 38, Hopkinsville, was arrested at approximately 8:40 a.m. around the 3000 block of Greenville Road on charges of first-degree possession of meth, possession of drug paraphernalia, second-degree fleeing or evading police (on foot), resisting arrest and public intoxication (excluding alcohol), according to a CCSO 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.