Police say 26-year-old Cooper Chessman wandered into the Minit Mart on Peachers Mill Road just after 6 a.m. on March 28 and appeared dazed and confused. Store employees were afraid he was going to pass out and called 911. Chessman was unable to tell responding officers where he was, how he arrived at the store, or how to get home. He initially denied using any drugs but later stated he didn’t know what he had used. He was taken into custody and charged with public intoxication.
Police say 26-year-old Cooper Chessman was driving his truck Saturday evening at 5:40 p.m. when he pulled behind a marked patrol car that was responding to an unrelated crash scene and blocking a lane of travel. As the officer walked back to the truck, he noticed Chessman was asleep or passed out in the driver’s seat. As the officer made contact, Chessman suddenly woke up and attempted to drive away. He was sweating profusely with pinpoint pupils and was unable to be still – described as “jittery” by the officer.