The DeSoto County Sheriff's
Department says the son of Olive Branch Mayor Sam Rikard was
arrested Friday morning after he refused to take a DUI test.
Authorities say Michael Paul Rikard was stopped by Patrolman
Jaime Simmons at 12:29 a.m. on Old Goodman Road near Maple Grove.
Chief Steve Atkinson of the DeSoto County Sheriff's Department
said Simmons charged Rikard with refusing a DUI test and with
Rikard's Mississippi driver's license was automatically
suspended for 90 days because of the refusal.
Rikard may face other consequences such as a requirement to
attend the Mississippi Alcohol Safety Education Program, the Victim
Impact program, up to two days in jail, plus a fine and court
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