DWI HIT PARADE: Eric Christopher Hence’s forward path led from Yak-A-Doos to Wawa before being sidelined for DUI by Stafford Deputy
STAFFORD, VA. – Stafford County Sheriff David P. Decatur reports that a suspect was arrested by deputies with the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office for driving under the influence after a disturbance outside of a local restaurant.
On December 16, 2018, at approximately 2:12 a.m., Deputy Simpson responded to a reported disturbance at Yak-A-Doo’s located at 564 Warrenton Road. Upon arrival, the deputy found several subjects attempting to restrain a male subject. They told the deputy they were trying to get the male subject into a passenger seat in the vehicle so they could drive him home.
The male subject was identified as Eric Christopher Hence, 38, of Richmond. He was unsteady on his feet and his eyes were bloodshot and glassy. Deputies detected the odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from his person. The deputy informed the subject that he would be arrested for public intoxication if he did not get in the vehicle and leave the scene. The subject complied with the deputy’s command.
Shortly thereafter, Deputy Smith advised over the radio that the suspect vehicle was now leaving the Wawa located at 9 South Gateway Drive. Deputy Simpson conducted a traffic stop on Warrenton Road after observing the above-listed suspect enter the driver’s seat of the vehicle and exit the Wawa parking lot. The deputy subsequently conducted field sobriety tests and arrested the suspect for DUI.
Hence was incarcerated at Rappahannock Regional Jail. He was charged with driving under the influence and driving with a revoked license. It was also found that there was a warrant for failure to pay child support out of Henrico County.