Rolling through stop sign leads to arrest

Melvin Wedgeworth, 32, of Vidor was arrested in Vidor by Sheriff’s deputies during a traffic stop for running a stop sign. Narcotics deputies found drug paraphernalia, marijuana, cash and what deputies believe to be a quantity of methamphetamine.

Photos courtesy/Orange County Sheriff’s Office

We’ve probably all have done it; you know, slowed down to a very slow crawl at a stop sign but didn’t actually bring our vehicle to a complete stop. Well almost stopping doesn’t cut it. It is a violation of the Texas traffic code and you can be stopped and cited for it. And it’s a moving violation, so it is reported to your insurance company.

However, one Vidor driver drew unwanted law enforcement attention to himself, with a rolling through a stop sign and wound up in jail for it.

At 1:15 a.m. on early Tuesday morning of this week, Orange County Sheriff’s Deputies were working their assigned duties as Sheriff’s narcotics division investigators in Vidor. As the narcotics deputies were driving down Old Highway 90 near the I-10 overpass, they noticed a 2010 Chevy pickup truck approaching that same intersection.



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