On Jan. 10, Gary Barnard Robinson, 54, of Madison, was arrested for failure to report an accident with injuries and driving under the influence. According to reports, officers were called to an accident on Creekpoint Drive where a driver had wrecked into a parked car and bystanders said he was still hitting the gas. Dispatch advised that the bystanders were able to remove the driver from the vehicle and had him “leaned against the sidewalk.” Upon arrival, officers noticed major damage to the vehicle that had rear-ended another parked car. They found Robinson in the driver’s seat actively trying to start the car. Officers state Robinson exited the car but would not follow commands and seemed not to realize he was in the wreck. The report states that Robinson’s front windshield was damaged, showing evidence that his head likely hit the windshield. After continually returning to the car and failing to comply with commands, Robinson was handcuffed and placed under arrest for DUI. Robinson refused to consent to having his blood drawn to test for drugs. Fire and EMS were called to the scene but Robinson refused to be transported by EMS. A subject on the scene claiming to be Robinson’s nephew stated Robinson has seizures and is not supposed to be driving. The report states Robinson had not disclosed this issue to officers and Madison Fire personnel did not indicate a medical issue appeared to be the cause of the incident. Robinson also denied the implied consent testing that would have determined if there was a medical emergency. While in custody on the way to the Morgan County Detention Center, officers stated Robinson began to use racial slurs and threaten the officers transporting him, claiming they were racist and allegedly spitting blood in the backseat. According to reports, Robinson told the staff at the jail he didn’t want the officers around him and after coming out of a cell with a detention officer, Robinson dropped his pants and made inappropriate comments to the officers. Robinson was then released to the jail staff for booking.
On Jan. 11, a Bostwick man and Madison woman were cited for possession of marijuana and being in a city park after hours. According to reports, the two were in a vehicle parked in the Hill Park parking lot and the driver told an officer patrolling the location that the two were arguing so they pulled into the parking lot to avoid arguing while driving. The officer stated he smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle but the driver denied having any in the car at that time. The report states the driver moved his leg which revealed loose marijuana on a sheet of paper. The two were issued citations for possession of marijuana less than one ounce and being in the city park after hours before being released at the scene.