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OPERATING W/SUSPENDED LIC – MISD
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On 08/25/2022 at approximately 0231 hours, I was driving a marked patrol vehicle on Highway 92 and approaching the intersection of South Cherokee Lane. I observed a dark colored sports utility vehicle (SUV), later identified as a Kia Sorento bearing Georgia tag #[REDACTED], stopped in the right turn lane for the shopping center located at 12924 Highway 92. I observed the driver’s door of the vehicle to be open and a person was seated in the driver’s seat with their feet on the asphalt. I believed the driver was a stranded motorist.
I made a U-turn to travel eastbound. I stopped behind the vehicle, and I observed a white male, later identified as William Porter [REDACTED BY AGENCY], to be sitting in the driver’s seat of the vehicle with his feet resting on the asphalt. William was slumped over and leaning towards his feet. I activated the flashing blue lights on my patrol vehicle to alert approaching traffic of the traffic hazard. After activating the flashing blue lights, William began to sit up straight, and he stood up upon my approach to him.
William told me he was making a “Door Dash” delivery when his vehicle’s battery died. William picked the food up from Del Taco and was making the delivery to somewhere on Highway 92 east of where he was stopped. After identifying William, I returned to my patrol vehicle to conduct a GCIC inquiry on him. This inquiry showed that William’s Georgia driver’s license was administratively suspended on 08/23/2022 for an implied consent refusal. I asked William to follow me back to my patrol vehicle so that I could explain the situation.
I wanted to move towards the sidewalk and away from Highway 92 where William and I could be struck by passing traffic. William initially refused to obey my command, so I raised my voice at William to convey the severity of the situation. William complied with my command after I raised my voice. William insisted that he had a permit to drive. William finally located the temporary driving permit issued to him via a DDS-1205 for an implied consent refusal. This DDS-1205 corroborated the GCIC inquiry return.
Based on the totality of the facts and circumstances that I observed, I placed William under arrest. I placed William in properly fit and double-locked handcuffs behind his back and searched him incident to arrest. This search found no weapons or contraband. I placed William in the back seat of my patrol vehicle, which was searched prior, and secured him with a seat belt. I transported William to Cherokee County Adult Detention Center and transferred him and his personal property to the custody of jail staff without incident. After transport, I searched the backseat of my patrol vehicle and did not find any contraband or property belonging to William.
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