Hector Fernandez-Arellano

Name:
Fernandez-Arellano, Hector

Date of Booking:
08/19/2022

Reason(s) For Booking:
Hit and Run; Duty of Driver to Stop or Return to Scene of Accident

Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Substance

Driving without a Valid License (Misdemeanor)

DUI-Driving Under the Influence of Drugs

Officer’s Narrative:
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[NARRATIVE #1 on August 18, 2022]

On Thursday, August 18 2022, at approximately 2138 hours, while investigating a separate traffic collision, I was advised of a hit and run at 423 North Tennessee Street. The vehicle which fled the location matched the description of the vehicle involved in the collision I was investigating,

Mr. [VICTIM #1] (owner of the 2013 Honda Accord Ga tag) stated he wished to have charges filed.

Video from the store confirmed the vehicle (a 2010 Ford Expedition bearing Georgia tag) which was driven by Mr. Hector Fernandez-Arellano, was the same vehicle I was out with.

Mr. Fernandez-Arellano was treated at the Piedmont Cartersville hospital and once released, taken into custody for hit and run. Mr. Fernandez-Arellano was handcuffed to the front, checked for fit and double locked. Mr. Fernandez-Arellano was transported and released to the Bartow County Jail.

My issued marked vehicle was checked at the start of shift, before and after each transport with no contraband located.

[End of Narrative]

[NARRATIVE #2 on August 18, 2022]

On Thursday, August 18 2022, at approximately 2139 hours, I responded to a traffic collision on Summit Street near Martin Luther King Jr Drive. Upon arrival, I found a white male (later identified as Hector Fernandez-Arellano) passed out behind the wheel of a 2010 Ford Expedition.

Cartersville Fire and Metro EMS tended to Mr. Fernandez-Arellano by using Narcan. Mr. Fernandez-Arellano responded to the narcan and initially wanted to go home. A strong odor of an alcoholic beverage was coming from the vehicle. Mr. Fernandez-Arellano communicated with first responders with no difficulty and showed no signs he did not understand what was happening. Mr. Fernandez-Arellano stated he had snorted a white powder and drank three beers. Mr. Fernandez-Arellano stated he wanted to go to the hospital for treatment.

Mr. Fernandez-Arellano was told he would be arrested for DUI after medical treatment. Mr Fernandez-Arellano was read the Georgia Implied Consent Notice for Suspects age 21 or Over. Mr. Fernandez-Arellano consented to the State test of his blood.

Mr. Fernandez-Arellano was transported by Metro EMS to Piedmont Cartersville Hospital. While at the hospital, I was notified by Officer Weldon he had located a five dollar bill with a white powered substance (suspected fentanol). The substance was packaged to be submitted for testing to the GBI.

Once he was medically cleared, Mr. Fernandez-Arellano was taken into custody for DUI Drugs/Alcohol, Driver Must Be Licensed. Mr. Fernandez-Arellano was transported and released to the Bartow County Jail.

My issued marked vehicle was checked at the start of shift, before and after each transport with no contraband located.

[End of Narrative]