By Jessie Williams
An intoxicated driver was arrested last week with a loaded gun, open containers of alcohol and numerous prescription drugs in his vehicle.
According to a report filed by Deputy Dylan Gann of the Macon County Sheriff’s Office, he was on patrol Thursday, January 17, when he received information from the Sumner County Sheriff’s Office to be on the lookout for a white, Ford pickup truck being driven by a subject who was unstable and possibly impaired.
Deputy Gann was able to locate the vehicle and made a traffic stop on Oakdale Road.
The driver, 48-year-old Steve Lenz of Lafayette, was placed under the arrest for driving under the influence following a field sobriety test.
Found during an inventory of his vehicle was a loaded 9 mm pistol, an open bottle of liquor, several prescription pills inside a small, tin case and a bottle of liquid syrup containing hydrocodone.
Deputy Gann was assisted by Deputy Bryan Emberton.
It was later learned that Lenz had prior DUI convictions and also had a active order of protection against him by a female.
After further investigation, it was discovered that the victim had received text messages from him which is a violation of the order.
Lenz was charged with driving on a revoked license, violation of order of protection, violation of open container law, possession of a weapon while under the influence, driving under the influence, possession of a schedule II drug, possession of a legend drug and change of address on drivers license violation.
His bond was set at $13,200, and he is scheduled to appear in general sessions court on February 13, 2019.