Martin County Man Arrested on DUI Charges

An investigation into a possible DUI has led to the arrest of 40-year-old Chad Nichols of Lovely on several vehicle violations and possible drug possession charges. 

The Mountain Citizen reports that deputies were investigating a report of a motorcycle driving erratically. 

The deputy made a stop at the entrance to Long Branch Road. 

Nichols was observed  slurring his speech, swaying back and forth, and struggling to maintain his balance. 

A pat-down discovered a clear bag containing a crystal substance in Nichol’s right front pocket who reportedly said, “It’s meth.”