Raymond Man Arrested for Possible DUI, Resisting Arrest, and Possession of Marijuana

MONTESANO, Wash. – A Raymond Man was arrested for Possible DUI and Possession of Marijuana Friday Afternoon after attempting to elude the arresting officer on Highway 12.

Washington State Patrol Trooper Stewart Intercepted the vehicle on State Route 107, failing to yield to the officer, 51 year old James Deward Melton turned Eastbound onto  Highway 12 in Montesano, striking the guardrail, then accelerated to a high rate of speed. The 1998 Lincoln Town car eventually pulled over, almost half way to Elma.

Melton was arrested for Driving Under the Influence and Resisting Arrest, two firearms and an undisclosed amount of marijuana were also recovered from the vehicle.