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2 Men Face Charges in Waynesboro after Traffic Stop

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Two men are charged after Waynesboro police pulled them over Friday for a DUI traffic stop.  

Andrew Paul Rivera, 22, was charged with driving under the influence - but the story doesn't end there. Police were trying to find his passenger a ride home because he was also drunk. While they were doing that, Rivera tipped off the officer that his friend was wanted by police.

James Wesley Reinhold, 22, was also arrested on an outstanding warrant for failure to appear in court. To top it off, their pit bull landed in the pound because there was nobody for it to go home with. 

Reinhold and Rivera were taken to Middle River Regional Jail.  Rivera has since been released and Reinhold is being held on a $2500 bond.


 

City of Waynesboro Police Department
Press Release 

On Friday, August 23, 2013 at approximately 10:45 PM, an officer with the Waynesboro Police Department, who was assigned to a grant-funded DUI enforcement, conducted a routine traffic stop on 2005 Ford Taurus at the intersection of Dogwood Street and King Avenue.  As he approached the vehicle, he observed two male occupants and a pit bull puppy inside.  The driver, Andrew Paul Rivera, 22 years old of Staunton, displayed obvious signs of intoxication and was subsequently arrested for DUI. 

The passenger, James Wesley Reinhold, 22 years old of Staunton, also showed signs of intoxication.  The officer was planning to have Reinhold picked up by a sober driver, but was tipped off by Rivera that his passenger was wanted on a capias. After conducting a check of Reinhold's wanted status, the officer determined that he was indeed wanted from Augusta County on a GDC Capias/Failure to Appear.  Reinhold was then taken into custody.  After several attempts to have someone pick up the puppy (named Rebel) were unsuccessful, the officer had to send it to the Shenandoah Valley Animal Services Center. 

Reinhold and Rivera were taken to Middle River Regional Jail.  Rivera has since been released; Reinhold is being held on a $2500 bond. 

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