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Man arrested for alleged DUI and drug charges following traffic stop

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Cody W. Seymore

The following is a news release from the Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office.

IDAHO FALLS — An Upper Valley man was arrested in Bonneville County Sunday for alleged possession of methamphetamine and driving under the influence.

Police reports show just after 7 p.m. Bonneville County Sheriff’s deputies were sent to the Ucon area after reports of a possibly intoxicated driver. The reporting party was giving updates on the vehicle and where it was traveling, advising it was swerving all over the road almost hitting other vehicles.

A deputy located the vehicle and initiated a traffic stop near Woodruff Avenue and North Yellowstone Highway.

The deputy made contact with the driver, 32-year-old Cody W. Seymore of Rexburg, and observed mannerisms from him that indicated he was under the influence. After having Mr. Seymore perform several field sobriety tests, the deputy asked him if he had been using narcotics. Seymore told the Deputy he had smoked marijuana earlier in the day and smoked methamphetamine about 24 hours earlier.

When asked if there was methamphetamine in the car, Seymore told the deputy there was a quarter of an ounce in his car.

During this time other deputies arrived to assist, including a K-9 deputy that had indicated drugs may be present inside the vehicle. Deputies searched the vehicle and recovered a drug pipe, containers with marijuana residue, suboxone tabs, and over 29 grams of methamphetamine. Deputies also seized $1700 in cash that was found with the methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.

Seymore was taken to the Bonneville County Jail where he was booked for felony possession of methamphetamine, and misdemeanor charges for possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and second-offense driving under the influence. Deputies are continuing an investigation into Seymore’s activities related to his possession of illegal drugs.

Local Law Enforcement responds to reports of intoxicated drivers on a daily basis. Intercepting intoxicated drivers before they’re involved in a crash that causes harm to themselves or others is good for the community as a whole. The Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office recommends being a good witness first and reporting intoxicated drivers to your local law enforcement so available resources can attempt to intervene and investigate.