Drug test leads to multiple misdemeanors

A Columbus man faces six misdemeanor charges for driving under the influence and possessing drugs and paraphernalia after chemical test results came back from a traffic stop last summer.

Brown County Sheriff’s Deputy Brian Shrader stopped Zarek J. Moffatt, 19, last August.

Shrader reported that Moffatt had alcohol containers in his vehicle, that his speech was delayed, his eyes were bloodshot, his balance was unsteady and his perception was off.

A breath test showed Moffatt’s blood-alcohol content to be zero. The chemical test showed he had marijuana in his system, a police report said.

Moffatt was charged May 11 in Brown County for driving under the influence and possessing marijuana, a controlled substance and paraphernalia.