Lott, Gerald Anderson, III
Date of Booking:
Reason(s) For Booking:
DUI LESS SAFE DRIVER
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On 23Jun 2022, I conducted traffic stop on Old Jesup Rd at Glover Dr. on a Red Mercury Grand Marquis driven by Gerald Lott III. The reason for the stop was for the vehicle not having a white light shining on the license plate so that it is visible from 50 feet away. In fact the tag had no operating light at all. Once the vehicle was stopped, I ran the license plate, and found that the vehicle had no insurance. I walked up to the driver’s side window, and spoke with Gerald.
When I got to the open driver window, I noticed Gerald was smoking a black and mild cigar. When I asked him for his license, his hands trembled as he retrieved it from his wallet. I did not look at his eyes, and assumed he was just nervous. Once back at my car, I ran Gerald’s license, and it was valid. I walked back to the driver window, and asked Gerald if he got the insurance information. He told me that the insurance was cancelled by his soon to be ex wife. I asked him if he had someone he could call to come pick him up as the vehicle could not be moved now. He said he had someone to call.
I walked back to my car, and called for the next wrecker in the rotation. The company contacted was Tiger Towing. After writing Gerald a ticket for no insurance, I took it and gave it to him. I then walked back to my car to fill out the tow sheet. When a SUV arrived and parked across the street, I got out my car to see if Gerald was leaving his keys.
As I walked to the car, Gerald got out. As he spoke to me, I smelled a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on his breath. I did not notice the odor before due to the tobacco smoke. I asked Gerald if he had consumed any alcohol tonight, and he said no. I asked if he would provide a breath sample in my PBT (portable breath test), and he said no. I asked him if he would perform a field sobriety test, and he refused. I then arrested him for DUI, and read him the GA Implied Consent Notice for Suspects Age 21 and Over. As I started to read it, Gerald said he would give breath.
Once I read the notice, I asked Gerald to give blood. He refused. Around the time of his refusal, Officer E. Hall arrived. Hall was called to transport Gerald to the Glynn County Jail. A few minutes after refusing to give blood, Gerald said he changed his mind. He then said he would give breath, and I told him that he did not get to choose. I told him that I was seeking blood, and he said he refused again.
Gerald was walked to, and put in the back seat of Hall’s patrol car by Hall. I finished the tow sheet, and did a quick inventory of the car. As I inventoried, I saw an empty Corona Beer Bottle, and two beer bottle caps in the front driver seat. Tiger Towing arrived, and took possession of the Grand Marquis, and Hall transported Gerald to jail. Once at the jail, a arrest booking sheet was done on Gerald, and custody of him was assumed by Jail Staff. Gerald claimed it was against his religion to give blood.
Gerald was charged DUI Less Safe, and was served a 1205 Form.