Columbus Man Arrested After Traffic Stop in Union County

A Columbus man was arrested after a traffic stop in Union County Monday afternoon.

 

According to the Daily Media Release from the Union County Sheriff’s Office, a deputy stopped a vehicle in the 12,000 block of Watkins Road.

 

59 year old Michael L. Payne was arrested for operating a vehicle while under the influence.

 

He was also cited for open container and improper handling of a firearm in a vehicle.

 

Payne was transported to the Tri County Regional Jail.