Man jailed for beer on campus

Published 12:01 am Wednesday, March 20, 2013

A Red Level man, albeit a respectful one, was arrested after he allegedly showed up drunk at the school Monday.

Chief Deputy David Anderson said the incident occurred just after 1 p.m. when School Resource Officer Michael Vigor observed 60-year-old Calvin Lamar Adams attempting to check a student out from school while “emitting a strong odor of alcohol.”

“When asked if he’d been drinking, (Adams) stated, ‘Yes, sir, I just drank a beer,’” Anderson said. “Deputy Vigor then asked him if he’d driven to the school, and again he stated, “Yes, sir.’”

Adams was then given a field sobriety test, which registered .04. Anderson said an open can of beer, “cold to the touch,” was found in the driver’s area of Adams’ vehicle, which was parked at the front door of the school.

Adams, a Hester Road Store, was charged with public intoxication and possession of alcohol on a school campus – a Class “C” felony. Adams was booked into the Covington County Jail and later released on a $10,500 bond.