Traffic Safety Checkpoint Leads to the Arrest of Madison County Man


By KJ Long

This past Friday morning, Madison County man Patrick Embry was arrested after police were conducting a traffic safety checkpoint. While on scene they allegedly observed Embry’s car turn away and skid down the roadway and turn into the secondary driveway of a residence in the South Dogwood area.

Upon contact with Embry who was the only occupant in the car, police state that Embry started to walk away from the vehicle, when police asked if he lived at this address he stated that he was just having mechanical problems with his brakes.
Embry also allegedly told officers he did not stay at that address and only pulled in to check his car.

According to Police citations, Embry didn’t have a license present. After Police reportedly checked with dispatch, it was revealed that Embry had a suspended license with multiple infractions.

Embry stated that he didn’t have proof of information for the vehicle and allegedly advised officers that there may be a dangerous needle in the car.

Officials then report that they allegedly observed a tear in the driver’s seat that exposed a small plastic bag with a white substance consistent with Methamphetamine.

Embry was arrested and lodged in the Madison County Detention Center on charges of Possession of Controlled Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense (Methamphetamine), Operating on Suspended or Revoked Operation License, No Registration Plates, Careless Driving, and Failure to Produce Insurance Card.