Mississippi: Lee County Deputy injured when hit by DUI driver; Lee County Prosecutor James Moore arrested for DUI after crash while smashed

The Mississippi Highway patrol is investigating a late Saturday night crash on MS 371, near Mooreville, that involved a Lee County Deputy being struck by a vehicle. Troopers responded to the scene at approximately 11:00pm. Upon arriving, it appeared Lee County Deputies were conducting a road-side safety checkpoint when one of the deputies was struck by a vehicle.

Audonus D Taylor, 25, of Fulton, was traveling northbound on MS 371, in a 2004 Chevrolet 1500 pick up, when he apparently approached the checkpoint, but failed to stop for officers and his vehicle struck one of the deputies.

The deputy was taken to NMMC by ambulance with moderate injuries. He has been released from the hospital and is recovering at home.

Taylor, was uninjured in the crash. He was arrested and charged with DUI.

It was noted by the investigating MHP officer, the safety checkpoint was established legally and the emergency lights on both patrol cars used at the safety checkpoint were on at the time of the collision.

Update from Sheriff Johnson 12/22/14: Many have inquired about the Deputy’s condition. He is at home resting but should return to work next week. Thank you for you thoughts and prayers. I know he and his family feel them.

Lee County Prosecutor James Moore crashed while smashed; arrested for DUI and jailed; fails to take responsibility – will hide behind his lawyer like just another creep driving drunk…is up for election in 2015
From Daily Journal

TUPELO – Lee County Prosecuting Attorney James D. Moore was arrested earlier this month, charged with driving under the influence and spent the night in the Lee County Jail.

Lee County Prosecutor James Moore spent night in jail after DWI arrest by Tupelo Police on Dec. 2 2014

Moore, 44, of Saltillo, was booked into the jail by Tupelo Police at 1:03 a.m. on Dec. 3. He was released at 8:30 a.m. after posting a $1,900 bond through M&W Bonding.

“As prosecutor, I owe the people of Lee County a duty to work hard on their behalf and to be honest, and I can assure you all that you always have and always will get my best efforts on both counts,” said Moore. “I was charged with DUI two weeks ago and that is still a pending case in Tupelo City Court.”

Moore said he was meeting with a group of people and drinking on the evening of Tuesday, Dec. 2. As he tried to leave downtown Tupelo and head to his home, he hit a parked car and was arrested.

“I was out with some folks at JP’s Downtown,” said Moore. “When I left ….MORE

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