If you are driving with drugs, don’t text with both hands with police looking on


Some people think they are perfectly capable of driving down the road while typing on a cell phone with both hands, but local law enforcement takes issue with that behavior.

According to reports, an officer conducted a June 29 traffic stop near Hwy. 54 and Market Place Blvd. after seeing the driver of a silver Honda Accord holding his phone with both hands and using his thumbs to type as he was driving. Once notified to stop, the driver came to a stop and jumped out of his vehicle, after which he was asked to step to the front of the police car.

The officer advised the suspect of the reason for the stop and the suspect refused to follow orders given by officers, according to the report. He was detained and the odor of marijuana was detected on his person as well as inside the vehicle. A subsequent search turned up several substances.

Oscar Vazquez, 38, was arrested and charged with obstructing or hindering law enforcement.

Elsewhere in Peachtree City, an officer on general patrol June 29 in the area of Hwy. 54 and Walt Banks Road spotted a vehicle improperly stopped in the roadway. The driver was found to be under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs and also in possession of felony narcotics.

Anthony Hayes, 57, of Atlanta faces a felony drug charge as well as DUI of alcohol, open container and improper stopping.

A Kia Forte was pulled over June 28 at Hwy. 74 and the South Peachtree Athletic Complex due to defective equipment. It was discovered that the driver had an active warrant out of Cobb County for failure to appear. Anthony Williams, 24, of Newnan was arrested and taken to Fayette County Jail to be held for Cobb County officers.

A traffic stop took place June 26 at W. Hwy. 54 and Dan Lakly Drive for excessive window tint and improper display of a license plate.

The driver was found to be driving with a suspended license and also in possession of two carts containing suspected THC Delta 9.

Diego Rodriguez Romero, 24, of Indianapolis was arrested.

A June 27 traffic stop in the Georgian Park area for speeding led to the smell of marijuana and a search of the vehicle. A passenger in the car attempted to eat the marijuana, according to a police report.

Both the driver and passenger — Khamaya Seymore, 30; and Keenen Harvey, 33 — were found to be in possession of amphetamine/dextroamphetamine pills as well as green leaf marijuana, and they were arrested. In addition to the drug charges, Seymore was charged with speeding and Harvey was charged with tampering with evidence.