Man found unconscious at the wheel says “I’m a methadone patient” during DUI stop

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28- year-old Michael Reynolds was charged with driving under the influence, possession of drug paraphernalia, and public intoxication after receiving a report that he was passed out at the wheel of his parked car.

On July 18th Deputies McClain, Barnett, Lilley, and Hunt responded to a report if someone asleep behind the wheel outside of 3665 Canada Road. Upon arrival, Deputy McClain observed Michael Reynolds asleep at the wheel of a white Hyundai SAN with a half-smoked cigarette in his lap. As officers asked the man questions his speech was slurred, he appeared groggy, and his pupils were dilated to a “pinpoint” according to the officer’s report. The deputy asked Reynolds if he had anything that day, and he responded that he was “a methadone patient”. As the officer questioned Reynolds further he noticed the smell of marijuana emitting from within the vehicle, and a glass pipe in plain view. With probable cause, Deputy McClain searched the rest of the vehicle and retrieved the glass pipe containing a leafy substance as evidence.

Michael Reynolds (SCSO)
Michael Reynolds (SCSO)

The Shelby County Fire Department Unit 65 was brought in to verify the welfare of Reynolds, but he refused to be transported to receive treatment. Sergeant Sumner was called to the scened, and the vehicle was released to Kevin Botwinick, Reynold’s father. Whiskey Unit 40 was requested to the scene to perform a field sobriety test, but Reynolds refused. After being read his Miranda Rights and the Implied Consent law officers requested to complete a blood draw. Reynold refused and a warrant was obtained in order to complete the blood test. Then Deputies Hunt and Lilley transported him to 9774 Belverle Rivera Drive pending his analysis before he was transported to 201 Poplar Avenue for processing.

Michael Reynolds was arrested and charged with driving under the influence, possession of drug paraphernalia, and public intoxication. He was later released on his own recognizance.

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