CLARK, KEVIN PRESCOTT
Date of Booking:
Reason(s) For Booking:
VGCSA SCH 1/2 NARCOTIC POSSESSION
DUI DRUGS-LESS SAFE
OPERATING VEHICLE WITHOUT REGISTRATION/VALID TAG
GOING INSIDE GUARDLINE W/WEAPON, LIQUOR OR DRUGS FEL
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On 10/07/2021, at 0150 hours, I was traveling on Old Georgia 16 and stopped at E Hwy 16 when I observed a 2006 silver Toyota 4-Runner (GA#[REDACTED]) pass by traveling west. I visually estimated the vehicle to be traveling above 70mph in a 55mph zone. I caught up to the vehicle and activated my body worn camera as I began pacing it. The vehicle turned on Poplar Road and appeared to have issues maintaining their lane. I noticed the vehicle had erratic acceleration and deceleration at times and initiated a traffic stop as the vehicle turned on Parks Road. A GCIC check of the vehicle also advised that the registration expired on 7/16/2021.
As I approached the driver and registered owner, Kevin Clark, I observed him putting on his shirt. I immediately noticed that he appeared to be sweaty and that his eyes were dilated. I also noted that he appeared very hyperactive in his constant jerky movements, twitching, and facial tics. I also observed what appeared to be sores and scabs on the exposed skin of his arms, legs, and face. I asked him what substance he was currently on and he denied any illegal substance usage. He initially stated that he had been up without much sleep but upon further discussion, he admitted to taking Adderall which he was not prescribed. Concerned about his impairment and ability to drive safely, I had him exit the vehicle for voluntary field sobriety exercises once backup arrived on scene.
Kevin was medically cleared and the first exercise he completed was HON. During this exercise, I observed no clues. The next exercise he attempted was the walk and turn. During this exercise, I observed all 8 out of 8 clues and noted he was unable to complete the exercise. The final exercise was the one leg stand. I observed 4 out of 4 clues on this and noted he was unable to complete the exercise. Based on this evidence, Clark was placed under arrest for DUI.
I placed him in handcuffs behind his back, which I checked for a proper fit and double locked. He was searched incident to arrest and asked if he had anything hidden on his person to which he replied “No”. He was placed in the cleared backseat of my patrol car and read implied consent over 21 for blood to which he refused. I requested the next list wrecker and Parker Wrecker later arrived on scene and impounded the vehicle.
He was transported to Coweta County Jail and while enroute, I asked him again if he had anything hidden on his person and he said no. Once at the jail, I advised jail staff I wanted to strip search him and at that time, Clark advised me that he had methamphetamine hidden inside the liner of the bathing suit he was wearing.
He removed a small plastic bag which was collected and later submitted into evidence. I submitted and obtained a search warrant for Kevin’s blood which was approved. Kevin was transported to Coweta County Station I where Paramedic [REDACTED] completed the GBI blood draw kit. This kit was later submitted to the 0131 along with the recovered evidence for further testing.
Kevin was transported back to Coweta County Jail where he was turned over to jail staff. He was served a completed DDS 1205 form and a copy was placed in his property. His license was submitted along with this form. He was issued citations for DUI – Less Safe Drugs, Speeding, and Expired Registration. He was also charged with VGCSA – Poss. Of C.S. Schedule 2 (Methamphetamine) (OCGA 16-13-30), and Crossing the Guardline (OCGA 42-5-15) and a warrantless affidavit was completed. Nothing further at this time. BWC was active.