Joseph Johnson

Johnson, Joseph Hollis

Date of Booking:

Reason(s) For Booking:

Driving without a Valid License (Misdemeanor)

DUI-Driving Under the Influence of Drugs

Officer’s Narrative:
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On 12/28/22 around 3:00 PM while running stationary traffic on Highway 17 at the White Oak boat ramp in Camden County Georgia I observed a green in color Chevy Silverado traveling at a high rate of speed. Using my department issued Lidar (LF006855) I registered its speed at 84 mph in a 55 mph zone. I initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle at HWY 17 and Burnt Fort Rd.

I made contact with the driver identified as Joseph Johnson Jr. Mr. Johnson stated that he did not have a valid drivers license. Mr. Johnson stated that he was returning home to St Marys GA from a trip to Memphis TN. He stated that he had never had a drivers license. While investigating his information Dep. Sullivan arrived on scene. Dep. Sullivan walked up and asked Mr. Johnson to step to the back of the truck and talk to him real quick.

As Mr. Johnson stood up a used glass meth pipe fell to the ground. Mr. Johnson was detained. In talking with Mr. Johnson further he stated that he had smoked methamphetamine only a short time ago but did not have any more on him. Mr. Johnson was placed under arrest and read Georgia Implied Consent. He agreed to a blood draw. He was charged with DUI drugs, Speeding, and No Valid License.

He was taken to station 11 for a DUI blood draw then taken to the Camden County Safety Complex and turned over to custody of jail staff. The vehicle was turned over to his sister with his consent. The meth pipe and DUI blood kit were placed into evidence.

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