Snif­fin’ gas

Po­lice called to gas sta­tion for woman sniff­ing gas, two charged in al­co­hol-re­lated crimes

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Things got strange Sun­day morn­ing on Crow­ell Road.

Po­lice were called to Lib­erty gas sta­tion for a woman who was ap­par­ently try­ing to sniff gas pump noz­zles. EMS was al­ready on lo­ca­tion when New­ton County Sher­iff’s Depart­ment ar­rived on the scene.

EMS told po­lice the woman was in the McDon­ald’s re­stroom. Mean­while, a man was passed out be­hind the wheel at the pumps.

Af­ter sev­eral at­tempts at wak­ing the man by knock­ing on his ve­hi­cle win­dow, the man, con­fused, fi­nally opened the door and re­leased a strong waft of al­co­hol from within. Po­lice iden­ti­fied Stock­bridge res­i­dent Bernard Muhire, 27, as clearly in­tox­i­cated. Two opened liquor bot­tles were found be­hind the seat.

Af­ter re­fus­ing a so­bri­ety test, Muhire was placed un­der ar­rest for DUI and open container. He then re­fused a breath test.

Snif­fer Ger­mi­ane Uwama­horo, 22, of Stock­bridge then re­turned from the re­stroom with EMS. She was also deemed in­tox­i­cated, and ad­mit­ted to drink­ing ear­lier that morn­ing. She was then ar­rested for pub­lic drunk­en­ness.

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