Rolando Flores


Date of Booking:

Reason(s) For Booking:
Willful Obstruction of Law Enforcement Officers-Misdemeanor

Expired Drivers License

Failure to Maintain Lane

DUI-Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol to the extent that it is less safe for the person to drive

Officer’s Narrative:
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On Saturday, November 6 2021, at approximately 0049 hours, I responded to the area of Burnt Hickory Rd and Mission Road in reference to an intoxicated driver. Upon arrival to the BP gas station (1160 Burnt Hickory Rd), I met with Deputy M. Teems who found the BOLO vehicle.

I met with the initial caller, [WITNESS #1], who stated she was traveling on Burnt Hickory Road (inbound) when a truck traveling inbound crossed over the center line into her lane and almost struck her vehicle head on. [WITNESS #1] stated she saw the truck (a 2017 Dodge Ram work truck with Illinois plate [REDACTED]) slow down and she thought he would apologize but the driver cursed at her instead. [WITNESS #1] stated she followed the truck down Mission Road until it turned around near Mission Estate subdivision and went back towards town. [WITNESS #1] stated she followed the truck until it turned into the BP gas station.

Deputy Teens advised he saw the truck pull into the gas station. I made contact with the driver (later identified as Rolando Sanchez Flores). Mr. Flores was already outside his vehicle. As I approached, I saw the vehicle keys lying on the pavement and a wallet which was covered in an unknown liquid which had also been discarded.

Mr. Flores was wearing a black track suit pants and a black hoodie. Mr. Flores had a black baseball hat on as well as white sneakers. On the back part of his work truck, Mr. Flores had a cellphone set up and was on it for a facebook call.

As I spoke to Mr. Flores I saw several signs of alcohol impairment. Mr. Flores had glassy eyes with dilated pupils. Mr. Flores at first did not have an odor of alcoholic beverage coming from his person but after getting him to talk to where I could understand him, I smelled the heavy odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from him. Mr. Flores had his arms spread straight out to the side as his back was to the side of his truck. Mr. Flores at one point stated he was from Chicago and did not want to be shot.

Mr. Flores stated he had been at The Modern (sports bar, South Tennessee Street at Leake Street) playing poker. Mr. Flores stated he had been up since about 0430 hours the previous day and had worked 12 hours. When asked how much alcohol he had drank, Mr. Flores stated he had not drank. Mr. Flores declined a field PBT test of his breath. When he was asked to step away from his truck to complete a series of field evaluations, Mr. Flores stated just take him to jail; he wasn’t taking the evaluations.

Based on the physical manifestations, the odor of alcoholic beverage and the unsafe driving act, Mr. Flores was taken into custody for DUI and Failure to Maintain Lane. Mr. Flores was handcuffed to the rear, checked for fit and double locked. Mr. Flores was searched incident to arrest with no contraband located. Mr. Flores was read the Georgia Implied Consent Notice for Suspects age 21 or Over. Mr. Flores would not answer only stating to take him to jail. Mr. Flores was advised that statement would be taken as a refusal. Mr. Flores was placed into the rear of my vehicle.

A check of Mr. Flores’ license return expired as of October 15, 2021. Mr. Flores stated he needed to be let out to use the bathroom. When I advised him we couldn’t let him out at the gas station, he became upset and threatened to urinate in the back seat of my squad car. Mr. Flores continued to yell and threaten to urinate all the way to the police station (just under 3.5 miles). Mr. Flores was escorted to the rest room.

A search warrant for his blood was obtained. Mr. Flores was elated at the news his truck was turned over but then he became angry about being arrested and wanted to know if we tested the original caller. Mr. Flores asked where we were going and I told him I had a court order for a blood draw so we would be going to the hospital. Mr. Flores stated he would not cooperate and would not submit to the court ordered test. Mr. Flores was then transported to the Bartow County Jail instead.

At the jail, Mr. Flores would not cooperate with deputies during the intake process. Mr. Flores would start to cooperate and then he would get mad and refer to me as that bitch or the devil. At one point, Mr. Flores asked if it was my decision to arrest him and when I told him yes, he became upset again and told me to get the fuk out of the jail. Mr. Flores did not calm down that time and was escorted into the back by deputies.

Warrants were secured for DUI, Failure to Maintain Lane, Expired License and Obstruction. This incident was captured on BWC and ICOP. My issued marked vehicle was checked at the start of shift, before and after each transport with no contraband located. No further.