Friday, October 30, 2020

Gore Trustee Pleads Not Guilty to DUI

Ryan Callison

A Town of Gore trustee pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor charges of driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs and failure to obey traffic control device.

On Oct. 13, Ryan Callison, 46, of Gore, was arrested after being stopped by a Gore police officer. The incident occurred at 8:51 p.m. after Callison had just attended a Gore monthly meeting that ended at 8:24 p.m.

According to the report filed by the officer, he observed Callison, driving a black Ford pickup, fail to stop at a stop sign. Callison allegedly then pulled in front of an oncoming vehicle that had to break abruptly to keep from hitting the black Ford. As the officer began to follow Callison he observed the black Ford "weaving in its lane and crossed the center line three times and the fog line one time." The officer then activated his emergency lights and conducted a traffic stop.

According to the officer, when he made contact with Callison he requested his drivers license, insurance and registration. Callison allegedly had a hard time getting his drivers license from his wallet and then dropped a piece of paper from the truck while attempting to hand over his registration and insurance.

The officer advised Callison to step out of the truck to get the dropped paper. Callison was allegedly unsteady on his feet and had to use the truck for balance. 

Callison was then given a battery of sobriety tests. Based on the results, the officer determined  Callison was under the influence.

Callison was released on  a $3,000 bond and will appear before Special Judge Matt Orendorff on Dec. 4 at 9 a.m. 

Driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs is punishable by a fine of $1,000 and imprisonment for 10 days to 1 year. Failure to obey traffic control device is punishable by imprisonment for up to 10 days or a fine of $5-$500.

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