Garret Leblanc

Name:
Leblanc, Garret Simon

Date of Booking:
8/21/2021

Reason(s) For Booking:
SPEEDING

DUI LESS SAFE DRIVER

Officer’s Narrative:
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On 08/21/2021 at approximately 0320 hrs. I was conducting traffic enforcement on FJ Torras Causeway west bound near the bait shack in my marked Glynn County Police vehicle.

While in the area, I observed a White Audi A5 traveling west on FJ Torras Causeway approaching my location at a high rate of speed. With my hand held Lidar, I targeted the vehicle and received a speed of 88 mph. This is a 50 mph zone. The vehicle passed my location and I pulled out and activated my emergency equipment the vehicle drove a distance with its turn signal on and eventually pulled off the roadway and stopped abruptly at Terry Creek.

The vehicle was a white Audi A5 with a Florida registration of [REDACTED]. I made a driver’s side approach on the Audi and made contact with the driver, Garret Leblanc. I advised Mr. Leblanc of the reason for the stop and asked for his driver’s license.

While I stood at the driver’s door waiting for Mr. Leblanc to give me his driver’s license, I smelled the odor of a consumed alcoholic beverage coming from his person and observed his face to be red and his eyes were red and glassy. I asked Mr. Leblanc how much he had to drink and he said “not much I am trying to get home”.

After receiving his license, Mr. Leblanc said “I donated to the cause, the whole deal”. I said what cause is that and he said “the blue”. His speech at times seemed slow and sluggish. I then proceeded back to my vehicle to make a license and registration check of the vehicle. I then went back to Mr. Leblanc and had him turn off his vehicle and step out and go to the front of my patrol vehicle.

While at the front of my vehicle, Mr. Leblanc was holding onto my pushbar to keep his balance. I asked him if he had ever done any field sobriety tests and he said “I don’t want to do that”. I then said “so you don’t want to do any field sobriety’s at all” and he again said “no”.

Arrest and Implied Consent:

Mr. Leblanc was advised he was being placed under arrest for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol. He was handcuffed with both his hands double locked behind his back, and searched. He was placed into the rear seat of my vehicle and seat belted. I told Mr. Leblanc I was going to read him Implied Consent. I confirmed Mr. Leblanc’s age and read him the Georgia Implied Consent Notice for Suspects 21 Years or Over from the Green card and requested a breath test.

Mr. Leblanc refused the state administered test of his breath. I then re-read the Georgia Implied Consent Notice for Suspects 21 Years or Over from the Green card and requested blood and Mr. Leblanc again refused the state administered blood draw.

I transported Mr. Jackson to CDC where he was booked for Speeding and Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol Less Safe. Mr. Leblanc’s drivers license were surrendered and a DDS 1205 form was completed. Mr. Leblanc also refused to sign the form. He was released to jail staff without incident. Mr. Leblanc’s vehicle was released to Expressway Towing. Nothing Further.