Officer Hunnicutt was dispatched to a business on West Clinton Street in reference to a panic alarm. Upon arrival, the officer found a man screaming and pleading for a woman to get into a car and leave. The woman said the two had been arguing, and she was afraid of the man, because he was violent. The officer located the man and frisked him, noticing an odor of alcoholic beverage on his person. The man then attempted to give a false name and date of birth. He was placed under arrest for giving false information, public intoxication, and disorderly conduct and transported to the LEC, where he was found to have a valid warrant out of Bartow County.
Sgt. Giltz responded to a lookout for a possible drunk driver on West Clinton Street. The sergeant observed the vehicle fail to maintain its lane, before he initiated a traffic stop. The driver said she just returned from a clinic in Macon where she got a shot of methadone. Sgt. McCollum arrived and administered a field sobriety test, which the driver failed. McCollum’s K-9 sniffed the vehicle, and several pills were recovered and logged as evidence. The driver was arrested and transported to the LEC, where a urine test turned up positive for opiates. The offender was issued citations for DUI-drugs, DUI-less safe, and failure to maintain lane.
Sgt. Giltz was dispatched to Childs Street in reference to suspicious activity. The complainant said that he heard the door to his refrigerator under his carport open and saw a male subject run across his yard toward East Clinton Street. The complainant followed the path left by the subject and found two cans of fruit that had been taken from the refrigerator. The complainant said that about six weeks ago a six-pack of beer was taken from a neighbor’s refrigerator. The sergeant advised that patrols would be increased in the area.
Sgt. Garner was dispatched to the parking lot of a business on West Clinton Street in reference to possible drug activity. The sergeant found the subject who had been identified as the culprit. Upon approaching the subject’s vehicle, the sergeant smelled the odor of burnt marijuana. The subject and a passenger in the vehicle were asked to exit while a search was conducted. Two roaches were found in the ashtray, along with a bag containing marijuana and several pills. Both subjects were cited for possession of marijuana-less than one ounce. Upon further investigation, the sergeant found out that the pills were ecstasy double stack pills. Warrant were issued for both subjects for VGCSA.
Deputy Miller observed a vehicle traveling 83 mph in a 55-mph zone on Highway 22. The deputy initiated a traffic stop, and the vehicle sped up, reaching an estimated speed of 120 mph. The driver of the vehicle was also observed to be passing in a no-passing zone, recklessly driving, and violating various other traffic laws. The vehicle stopped in Baldwin County, and both the driver and the passenger were placed into custody. Both men smelled of an alcoholic beverage. Two open containers were found in the vehicle. Both men were taken to the LEC, where the driver gave a blood-alcohol reading of .118 grams. He was charged with speeding, fleeing, DUI, DUI-less safe, driving while license revoked, and open container violation. The passenger was charged with permitting unlawful operation of a vehicle.
Officer Hunnicutt observed a vehicle traveling 47 mph in a 25-mph zone and failing to maintain its lane on East Clinton Street. The officer initiated a traffic stop, and the driver traveled one-half mile before coming to a stop. Upon speaking with the driver, the officer noticed the smell of an alcoholic beverage and the driver appeared intoxicated. He had to be helped from the vehicle and failed both roadside alcohol and field sobriety tests. He was placed under arrest for DUI and transported to the LEC, where he gave a blood-alcohol reading of .210 grams. The offender was charged with DUI-2nd offense, DUI-less safe, failure to maintain lane, and speeding.
Deputy Jones observed a vehicle traveling 69 mph on Highway 49 while failing to maintain its lane and displaying a malfunctioning taillight. The deputy initiated a traffic stop and spoke to the driver, who smelled of an alcoholic beverage. The deputy discovered that the driver’s license was suspended and the front-seat passenger had a valid warrant out of Milledgeville. The front-seat passenger was taken into custody. The driver submitted to both a field sobriety test and roadside alcohol test, and failed both. Deputy Davis arrived on the scene with a K-9, who sniffed the vehicle, leading to the discovery of two open containers of alcohol and marijuana. Due to no one claiming the marijuana, the driver, the front-seat passenger, and two back-seat passengers were all cited for possession of marijuana-less than one ounce. The driver was transported to the LEC, where he gave a blood-alcohol reading of .122 grams and was charged with DUI.
Deputy Beard observed a driver on East Virginia Lane not wearing his seatbelt. The deputy initiated a traffic stop and found the driver’s license to be suspended. One of the passengers in the vehicle was found to be hiding a bag of marijuana in her pants. The passenger was placed under arrest for possession of marijuana-less than one ounce. The driver was also arrested, and both subjects were transported to the LEC.
Officer Hunnicutt observed a vehicle traveling 57 mph in a 35-mph zone on West Clinton Street. The officer observed the vehicle failing to maintain its lane, before initiating a traffic stop. Upon speaking with the driver, the officer noticed a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage. The driver admitted to having recently consumed alcohol and submitted to a field sobriety test, which he failed. He was placed under arrest for DUI and transported to the LEC, where he gave a blood-alcohol reading of .176 grams and was charged with DUI-2nd offense, DUI-less safe, failure to maintain lane, and speeding. A passenger in the vehicle admitted to consuming alcohol and was found to be under 21 years of age. He was charged with possession of alcohol by a minor.
Sgt. McCollum was assisting Officer Hunnicutt on a traffic stop, when he heard loud music coming from a passing vehicle. The sergeant initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle on Eatonton Highway and spoke to the driver, who emitted a slight odor of an alcoholic beverage. The driver submitted to both field sobriety and roadside alcohol tests and failed both. He was placed under arrest and transported to the LEC, where he gave a blood-alcohol reading of .085 grams and was charged with DUI and other offenses.
Officer Zimmerman was dispatched to Greene Settlement Road in reference to a stranded motorist. The driver said the vehicle had run out of gas. He did not have a license, and a check of his name and date of birth showed him to be unlicensed and on probation. The officer then ran the vehicle’s tag, which came back to another owner and a different make and model of vehicle. A check of the vehicle’s VIN number showed it had no valid insurance. The driver showed proof that he had recently purchased the vehicle. He was charged with driving while unlicensed and no valid insurance, and the vehicle was towed, with holds on it for valid insurance and a licensed driver.