McDonough man DUI, tried to run down cops

McDONOUGH — A McDonough man was more than legally drunk and was in possession of a sawed-off shotgun when he tried to run down an officer early Wednesday morning, said police.

Kenneth Earl Wray, 35, of Beaver Run Trace in McDonough, is being held in the Henry County Jail on $30,000 bond for felony obstruction of an officer, possession of a sawed-off shotgun, DUI and driving on a suspended license.

Police said Wray was standing outside his vehicle Wednesday about 5:27 a.m. on Willow Trace Drive in McDonough. When the officer approached, Wray got in his car and cranked it up. The officer gave him a command to shut off the car while standing in front of it. Wray put the car in drive and drove toward the officer, said police.

The officer drew his service weapon and ran to his right to avoid the oncoming car, with Wray refusing to stop, said police. Two officers pursued Wray until they lost sight of the car. 

Police said another officer made the traffic stop. Officers found a Marlin model 336 rifle with the stock cut down and the barrel sawed-off below 16 inches in Wray’s front passenger area. Once in custody, Wray blew a .213, more than twice the legal limit of .08, said police.