Date of Booking:
Reason(s) For Booking:
WEAVING OVER ROADWAY
DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL
TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICE VIOLATION
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On May 28, 2022, I observed two white vehicles sitting in the parking lot of The Butcher and Bottle Gastro Pub on Sixes Road. Both vehicles were blocking the entrance to the parking lot of the business. When I entered the parking lot both vehicles left driving onto Sixes Road going towards Bells Ferry Road. I observed one of the vehicles was a white Cadillac Eldorado Ga tag: [REDACTED]. I then got behind it.
I observed it make a wide turn onto Sixes Road going into the turn lane. The vehicle then continued down Sixes Road failing to maintain its lane of travel by crossing over the white center lines. As both vehicles were waiting at the red light to make a turn from Sixes Road onto Bells Ferry Road both vehicles proceeded to travel through the red light a U-turn heading east on Sixes Road. I activated my emergency lights and initiated a traffic stop. The first vehicle continued up Sixes Road.
When I began speaking to the driver, Taylor Patterson, I observed he had bloodshot watery eyes and thick slurred speech and the strong odor alcoholic beverage emitting from his breath. I informed the driver my reasoning for the traffic stop and he stated he was following his friend and that’s why he ran the light.
I asked the driver how many alcoholic beverages had he consumed and he stated none. I asked the driver was he willing to perform the standardized field sobriety evaluations and he agreed. When he exited the vehicle, the driver utilized his motor vehicle to walk to the front of my vehicle. When he passed his car, I observed he was unable to walk a straight line and stumbled. I asked if he was willing to perform the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus evaluation and he agreed.
I observed the following:
Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus Results
Lack of Smooth Pursuit in both eyes
Distinct and Sustained Nystagmus at Maximum Deviation in both eyes
Onset of Nystagmus Prior to 45 Degrees in both eyes
While performing the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus evaluation the driver continuously moved his head causing me to restart the evaluation.
I asked was he willing to perform the walk and turn and one leg stand evaluation and he stated, “no I am fine”. I asked the driver again what alcoholic beverage had he consumed and he stated he had one 16-ounce Michelob Ultra.
Based on the driver’s “less safe” driving, observed and the driver’s physical manifestations I determined he was an impaired driver. I placed him in handcuffs checking for proper fit and double locked them. I read the driver the Georgia Implied Consent Notice for Suspects Age 21 or Over. While reading the Implied Consent Notice, the driver interrupted me and said. “hey can you turn your body camera off”.
I informed him we do not have body cameras and he stated, “you can park your car here in the parking lot and I have $5,000 dollars at my house if you drive my car home with me in the passenger seat.” In addition, he stated, I am wealthy! and this is an injustice that he is in cuffs. You can park your patrol car and drive my car to my house and you will never hear from me again.”
I read the driver to Implied Consent Notice for Suspects Age 21 or Over asking for a sample of his blood and he said no I transported the driver to the Bridge Mill Precinct and spoke with Magistrate Judge Cochran and obtained a search warrant. Taylor was given a copy of the search warrant. EMS [REDACTED] performed the blood draw.
While performing the blood draw, the driver said, “come on we can go and we can go to Tattle Tails (a strip club), I know a girl named [REDACTED] and she can suck all your di*ks”. I transported Taylor to the adult detention center and transferred custody to the deputies in the facility without incident.
Evidence Collection and Preservation
Taylor was charged with the following:
· O.C.G.A 16-10-2 Bribery
· O.C.G.A. 40-6-48 Weaving over Roadway
· O.C.G.A. 40-6-20 Failure to Obey Traffic Control device
· O.C.G.A 40-6-391 Driving Under the influence of Alcohol.
The vehicle was towed to Daniels Wrecker Service (Inventory No. 57928). The blood kit was placed into evidence ECR-22-01130.