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Macon Chronicle-Herald - Macon, MO
  • Man jailed after DWI arrest

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  • At 11:04 Friday night, a Missouri State Highway Patrol Trooper stopped a vehicle driven by a Queen City man, James D. Combs, 33, for failing to drive on the right half of the roadway.
    The driver was arrested for driving while intoxicated, and two charges of property damage.
    According to the probable cause statement, while the officer was securing Combs’ vehicle,  Combs who had been cuffed earlier and placed in the patrol car had managed to remove the speed measuring unit from the dash of the patrol car with his feet. He proceeded to stomp on the unit with his feet, causing extensive damage to the unit.
    Combs was transported  to the Macon County Jail, and  was placed in a holding cell for observation during the booking process, a deputy observed Combs stand on a bench in the cell and knock a plastic ceiling tile to the ground. Deputies placed Combs back into handcuffs for his protection. He was also placed in a restraint chair.
    Combs received an additional charge of damage to jail property.
    His bond has been set at $9,000 for the two charges  of  property damage and DWI, and $4,500 for the property damage to the jail.
    He is to appear in Macon County Associate Court on Thursday.
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