MOUNT CARMEL — Mount Carmel Police Department announced three stops as part of the department’s weekly report.
On May 15 deputies arrested Rodney J. Bishop, a 47-year-old native of Albion, who was detained for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol. Authorities report receiving a public complaint of a possible impaired driver coming across the Wabash River Bridge into Mount Carmel on Friday night.
Officers located the suspected vehicle and observed a traffic violation soon after.
Authorities conducted the traffic stop in the 500 block of North Walnut Street, where they made contact with Bishop. During the stop, Bishop allegedly displayed signs of impairment from alcohol. He was subsequently placed under arrest and transported to the Mount Carmel Police Department. Bishop was processed for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and was later released on a Notice to Appear.
On Saturday deputies stopped Amber N. Girado, a 34-year-old from Carbondale, Ill., in the 200 block of West 9th Street for an unrelated traffic offense. Girado’s driver’s license returned suspended, so Girado was cited for the offense and released on a Notice to Appear.
Mount Carmel Police cited Christopher A. Shaffer, a 36-year-old native of Robinson, Ill., for Driving While License Suspended on Sunday. The officer knew Shaffer had a suspended driver’s license and conducted a traffic stop in the 200 block of East 12th Street. Shaffer was issued a citation for said offense and released on a Notice to Appear.
All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in the court of law.