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Sheriff's Reports 6-6-24: Suspected intoxicated driver nearly causes crash with deputy

A woman was arrested for driving under the influence after she pulled out in front of a deputy.

On May 26, Cherokee County Sheriff's Deputy Joseph Burkett was headed toward Welling to conduct a welfare check when a vehicle pulled out in front of him, causing him to slam on his brakes. The deputy pulled the vehicle over and made contact with Ashley Ridenhour, who appeared under the influence. Ridenhour admitted to consuming alcohol and smoking marijuana. Ridenhour was arrested after a field sobriety test and booked for driving under the influence.

On May 21, Deputy Nick Chute was patrolling the area of Peggs when he observed a vehicle with defective equipment. The deputy conducted a traffic stop and met with Jordon Hendrickson and Amanda Manasco. Hendrickson said he didn't have a driver's license and dispatch advised his license wasn't valid and he had two warrants. Deputy Austin Carver had his K-9 perform an air-sniff on the vehicle and the deputy made a positive alert. Deputies searched the vehicle and found nothing illegal; however, they found what Manasco said was fentanyl on her person. Hendrickson was arrested and booked for defective equipment and no driver's license. Manasco was booked for possession of fentanyl.

Deputy Carver was in the area of East 825 Road and South Welling Road May 27 when he observed a vehicle with a defective headlight. Carver began to follow the vehicle and noticed there was tag that was displayed. He conducted a traffic stop and met with the driver, Travis Pack. Pack said he lived "up the road" and he didn't have a driver's license. Dispatch advised that Pack's license was revoked and he was arrested.


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