May 26, 2022

Mantachie man arrested for felony DUI

Therese Apel

A Tupelo driver has been arrested on felony DUI charges.

On Saturday, Tupelo Police were notified of a possible drunk driver in the area of East Main and Eason. Officers located the Ford F150 and conducted a traffic stop for careless driving. The driver, John E. Ward, 48, of Mantachie, was arrested for traffic offenses and Felony DUI 4th.

On Tuesday, Tupelo Municipal Court Judge Weir set bond for the Felony DUI at $35,000. This case will be presented to the Lee County Grand Jury.

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