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OPD records double-digit DUI arrests in first days of February

Oxford Police Department has made over a dozen DUI arrests over a seven-day span since the beginning of February, which is a higher total than the beginning of January.

OPD tallied 15 DUI arrests since February 1st, five more than the 10 DUIs recorded in the first seven days of January, according to police media reports.

Majority of the DUI arrests for the first seven days of February came over Super Bowl weekend, when police made seven DUI arrests, including a DUI 3rd.

Two of those arrests also stemmed from different traffic stops: one for an accident, and another for speeding.

OPD responded to a report of an accident on Highway 7 around 10 p.m. on February 3rd. After arriving and speaking with both parties involved, police believed one of the drivers was allegedly under the influence and began a DUI investigation.

After the investigation, police arrested Teddy Mullin, 42 of Oxford, who was found to have three prior DUI convictions, according to a police report. He was transported to the Lafayette County Detention Center, booked for a DUI 4th and given a $4,000 bond by a Justice Court Judge.

Prior to the February 3rd incident, police also made another DUI arrest on February 1st.

OPD stopped a vehicle on University Avenue for allegedly speeding at around 11:40 p.m, according to a police report. During the stop, police believed the driver was allegedly under the influence and began a DUI investigation.

The driver, Jessie Dunn, 26 of Abbeville, was arrested after the investigation. OPD learned Dunn had at least two prior DUI convictions within the past five years. Dunn was transported to the Lafayette County Detention Center, booked for a DUI 3rd, speeding, suspended driver’s license under implied consent and no insurance.

A Justice Court Judge issued Dunn a bond of $5,000.