Ernest Patillo


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Officer’s Narrative:
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On 6/25/2022, at 2054 hours, I was running rear stationary radar on I85 S near exit 51 when I observed a dark color Honda Accord (GA#[REDACTED]) approaching at a high rate of speed from the rear. There were multiple vehicles traveling in the same area and I observed 102mph on my radar. I observed the vehicle pass in the fast lane and switch my radar to the front antenna away and observed speeds in the high 90’s which confirmed my visual estimate.

I pulled out into traffic and caught up to the vehicle and initiated a traffic stop. I made contact with the driver, Ernest Patillo [REDACTED BY AGENCY]1997), and advised him of the reason for the traffic stop. I observed 3 young children in the backseat who were later identified by front passenger Monequia Lawson [REDACTED BY AGENCY]/2000) as being [REDACTED BY AGENCY]16), [REDACTED BY AGENCY]2018), and [REDACTED BY AGENCY]2016). When asked why he was driving so fast, Patillo advised he was trying to get home. When I requested his license, he advised he did not have it.

A GA driver history on Patillo advised that he plead guilty of Speeding (119mph in 70mph) in Coweta on 12/22/2021 and Speeding (96mph in 70mph) in Coweta on 5/6/2021. Based on this incident, I had Patillo exit his vehicle and advised him he was under arrest for reckless driving. I placed him in handcuffs behind his back and they were checked for a proper fit and double locked. He was searched incident to arrest and placed in the cleared backseat of my patrol car. Prior to leaving the scene, Patillo advised he had a plastic bag of marijuana inside his underwear.

The vehicle was turned over to Lawson who was the registered owner. Patillo was transported to Coweta County Jail without incident and turned over to jail staff. The marijuana he had in his possession was recovered and destroyed. He was issued citations for Speeding, Reckless Driving, and License on person. Copies of his citations were placed in his property. He was given a verbal warning for possession of marijuana.

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