Miranda Pedraza, Arnulfo
Date of Booking:
Reason(s) For Booking:
OPEN CONTAINER ALCOHOL IN VEHICLE
DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL
HEADLIGHTS (NOT PROPERLY EQUIPPED)
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On 05/28/2022, at approximately 11:38 PM, I observed a white Ford pickup truck (Georgia tag: [REDACTED]) traveling on Eagle Drive in Cherokee County without a working passenger side headlight. I followed the truck which weaved within its lane. I conducted a traffic stop. I made contact with the driver, Arnulfo Miranda Pedraza and his passenger who did not speak English. I introduced myself to Arnulfo and explained the reason for the stop.
I could smell the odor of an alcoholic beverage emitting from the vehicle when I spoke to Arnulfo. Arnulfo told me he had not consumed any alcohol on this date. I observed Arnulfo had red bloodshot watery eyes. Arnulfo provided a sample of his breath utilizing a preliminary breath test which indicated a positive reading for alcohol present. Arnulfo then admitted to having consumed two to three beers around an hour and a half ago.
Arnulfo agreed to complete voluntary field evaluations, I made the following observations.
Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus:
-Lack of Smooth Pursuit – Both Eyes
-Distinct and Sustained Nystagmus at Maximum Deviation – Both Eyes
Vertical Gaze Nystagmus:
Nine Step Walk and Turn:
-Cannot Keep Balance
-Stops While Walking
-Uses Arms to Balance
-Wrong Number of Steps
One Leg Stand:
-Sways While Balancing
-Uses Arms to Balance
-Puts Foot Down
Based upon the totality of the circumstances, I placed Arnulfo under arrest for driving under the influence. I read Arnulfo Georgia’s implied consent notice for suspects over the age of 21, requesting a sample of his blood. Arnulfo refused to provide his blood. During a search of the pickup truck incident to arrest, I located several open and partially consumed alcoholic beverages including two 32-ounce glass bottles of Corona beer. The glass bottles were still cold and had condensation on them. Arnulfo’s truck was left on private property where we stopped per his request. The truck was left with his Spanish speaking passenger who was waiting for a licensed driver to pick him up.
I transported Arnulfo to the Bridgemill Precinct without incident. I applied for and was issued Search Warrant 22-SW-000521 to obtain: “Two tubes of blood, to be drawn by qualified medical personnel, from defendant, which will be placed in evidence and sent to the GBI Crime Laboratory for testing”. An original copy of the search warrant was given to Arnulfo. The blood draw took place at 12:38 AM, was complete at 12:39 AM, and I was provided a sealed GBI Blood Kit containing two tubes of Arnulfo’s blood at 12:42 AM. The blood kit was later placed in evidence (ECR-22-01131) to be sent to the GBI for analysis.
I transported Arnulfo to the Cherokee ADC without incident. Upon arrival, I relinquished custody of him to jail staff. I completed necessary incoming paperwork including Citations 279250-279252 charging Arnulfo for the non-working headlight, DUI, and open container. I returned to service.