UPDATE: Ron Latimer is charged with one count of boating under the influence (BUI) and one count of careless operation of a vessel, according to court records.
The citations show Latimer was pulled over around 7:15 p.m. Saturday on Lake Guntersville near Guntersville State Park.
Latimer was initially pulled over for having two passengers sitting on the rear observation deck of the boat, which is illegal, according to the ticket. The ticket indicates he was not the owner of the boat.
At some point during the stop, Marine Patrol tried to test Latimer for driving under the influence. He refused the blood alcohol test, according to the ticket. He was cited for BUI around 7:40 p.m.
Latimer is scheduled to appear in court next month on the careless operation charge and early next year for his BUI charge.
Scottsboro’s interim police chief is on paid administrative leave after being arrested for boating under the influence this weekend.
The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s Marine Patrol arrested and charged Ronald Latimer, who joined the Scottsboro Police Department in 1992, Saturday night.
The city released a statement Tuesday morning that says "Due to the nature of this incident, Interim Chief Latimer will be placed on paid administrative leave pending a review of all facts and information.”
It says Captain Scott Matthews will be handling any administrative duties until further notice.
Agents say Latimer was operating a vessel on Lake Guntersville while under the influence. He was released by the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office on Sunday after posting a $1,500 bond.
Latimer was named to the interim role back in June when Chief Ralph Dawe retired.