Traffic stop for speeding results in two arrests

An early morning traffic stop Feb. 12 on State Road 46 West resulted in charges for two underage drinkers.

Sgt. Bill Southerland stopped 20-year-old Noah P. Killey of Brownstown for driving 61 mph in a 45 mph zone. The officer said Killey smelled of alcohol.

Killey said his female passenger, 20-year-old Elizabeth R. Culkin of Martinsville, also had been drinking, a probable cause affidavit said.

A partially empty bottle of rum and a full bottle of wine were found in the vehicle.

A breath test showed Killey’s blood-alcohol content to be 0.15, over the legal limit of 0.08. He was arrested.

A breath test showed Culkin’s blood-alcohol content at 0.13; she was also arrested.

Culkin was charged Feb. 16 with illegal consumption of an alcoholic beverage, a Class C misdemeanor. Killey was charged with three alcohol-related counts on Feb. 13, all misdemeanors.