A Yazoo County man who was out on bond for a felony DUI charge has been charged with another felony DUI.
Tony Reames, 58, was first charged with his third DUI in 2015. A third DUI offense is a felony.
Sheriff Jake Sheriff said Reames’ blood alcohol content was measured at 0.31, well above the 0.08 legal limit.
“That is extremely intoxicated,” Sheriff said. “A blood alcohol content that high could be fatal.”
Reames’ most recent arrest was after he was involved in a one car accident at Ridge Road and Judkins Road.
Sheriff said Reames’ blood alcohol level was recorded at .22 in that incident.
Reames is being held without bond at the Yazoo County Jail. Sheriff said Reames will not be eligible for bond until his hearing because he was already out on a felony bond when arrested.
“This is an example of why we are out there enforcing the DUI laws every day,” Sheriff said. “Someone who has had that much to drink and gets behind the wheel is a danger to the community.”
Sheriff said his department has a full time DUI enforcement officer, and all of his deputies are trained to look for impaired drivers.
“We’ve been seeing too many drunk drivers on our roads lately, especially young people,” Sheriff said. “We want people to know that we will be out there. It’s not worth the penalties if you are arrested, and it’s certainly not worth anyone being seriously injured or even killed.”