Perez Lopez, Gerson Rocael
Date of Booking:
Reason(s) For Booking:
Driving Under Influence of Alcohol
Open Container Violation
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On the above date and time dispatch sent out a Be On Look Out for a silver Honda on Ga 1 near Ga 1 Loop that was all over the roadway. I PFC J Wright advised dispatch, I was en route. While en route dispatch informed me the complainant advised the vehicle was traveling south and crossed all four lanes of travel.
Dispatch advised me the vehicle came to a stop just before the on ramp to Ga 1 Loop on the north side of travel facing south. I arrived at the location and approached the vehicle. I noticed the driver (Gerson Perez Lopez) appeared to be unconscious. The vehicle was still running and in drive. I noticed a half empty bottle of alcohol in the passenger seat. I opened Gerson’s door and shook the driver. Gerson opened his eyes for a moment. I shook Gerson again and turned his head to look at me.
I instructed Gerson to put the vehicle into park several times. Gerson placed his hand on the door as if he was going to close it. I grabbed his hand to prevent him from driving off. I instructed Gerson to place the vehicle into park again, he finally did as instructed. I instructed Gerson to exit the vehicle and walk to the rear of his vehicle. I asked Gerson if he had been drinking. Gerson stated yes that he had drank half a bottle of alcohol. I noticed when Gerson would speak, his word were slurred. I read Gerson Miranda and he stated he did not want to speak to me without a lawyer.
PFC Overstreet preformed nystagmus. Gerson was unable to follow instructions. PFC Overstreet had to instruct Gerson several times during the evaluation. Gerson consented to preform roadside evaluation. I informed Gerson he would be preforming the walk and turn evaluation. I instructed Gerson to place his left foot on the white line with his right foot in front heel to toe with his hand by his side. I instructed Gerson to remain in this position until I informed him he could begin the evaluation.
I instructed Gerson to take nine heel to toe steps and on the ninth step to make a series of small steps to return to his starting position. I demonstrated the evaluation and instructed Gerson to begin. Gerson missed several steps and lost his balance several times. Gerson took thirteen steps. On the thirteenth step, Gerson turned around and placed his hands behind his back.
I placed Gerson into handcuffs. I read Gerson implied consent to which he agreed to submit his breath. I placed Gerson into the back of my patrol vehicle and transported him to the station. PFC Overstreet administered the test for Gerson’s breath, to which the result was 0.200. After the breath test, I transported Gerson to jail.
Handcuffs checked for fit and double locked
Backseat cleared before and after transpor
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