Christopher Roberts

Name:
Roberts, Christopher Lorenzo

Date of Booking:
05/28/2022

Reason(s) For Booking:
Expired Tag/Registration

Material affixed to front windshield

Driving while license suspended or revoked-Misd

Officer’s Narrative:
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BACKGROUND:

On Saturday, May 28, 2022, I, Deputy Gerald Mixon, was employed by the Houston County Sheriff’s Office and assigned to the Traffic Division. I was in a marked patrol unit, Unit 963, in my Houston County Sheriff’s Office uniform and had my badge displayed.

FIRST OBSERVATIONS:

On Saturday, May 28, 2022, at approximately 15:01 hours, I was driving south on I-75 when Corporal Sanders advised me a black Hummer that was in the lane next to me had expired registration. I got behind the Hummer and turned on my emergency lights and siren, and the vehicle came to a complete stop at mile marker 135 I-75 south.

OBSERVATIONS AFTER STOP:

I approached the front passenger window, introduced myself to the driver, Christopher Roberts, and told him why he was stopped. While telling Christopher why he was stopped, I could smell the odor of raw marijuana coming from inside the Hummer.

I told Christopher to exit the Hummer so I could speak to him further. I told Christopher to stand in front of my patrol vehicle, and I explained to him I had a few questions I wanted to ask him. While talking to Christopher, I could smell the odor of burnt marijuana coming from his person.

I told Christopher I could smell marijuana coming from inside the Hummer and asked if he had smoked marijuana today, and he said yes. I asked him how long ago, and he said three to four hours ago. I asked Christopher if he would be willing to perform some tests to ensure he is not impaired to be operating a motor vehicle, and he said yes.

Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus:

Before beginning the tests, I asked Christopher if he had any recent injuries that would prevent him from walking in a straight line or balancing on one leg, and he said no. I asked Christopher if he wore glasses or contacts or if he’s had any head injuries that would prevent him from focusing on the tip of my finger, and he said no.

I told Christopher to put his heels and toes together, keep his arms down by his side, and remain in that position until he was told to move. I asked if he understood the instructions, and he said yes.

[REDACTED BY AGENCY]

Walk and Turn:

Prior to conducting the walk and turn, I asked Christopher if he had any injuries that would prevent him from walking a straight line, and he said no. I placed Christopher in the starting position and demonstrated the test. I asked if he had any questions, and he said no. [REDACTED BY AGENCY]

One-Leg Stand:

I explained the one-leg stand test to Christopher and demonstrated how to perform it. I asked if he had any questions, and he told me no. [REDACTED BY AGENCY]

While Christopher was performing the tests, dispatch informed me his driver’s license was suspended. I told Christopher to turn around, place his hands on top of his head, and interlock his fingers. I secured handcuffs on his wrists, checked them for fitting, and ensured they were double-locked.

I searched Christopher and found no contraband on his person. I secured Christopher in my patrol vehicle’s back seat. I searched the Hummer and found a yellow and black jar containing raw marijuana. I collected the contraband and secured it inside my patrol vehicle’s back seat.

CONCLUSION:

I transported Christopher to the Houston County Detention Center, and I issued him citations for Expired Registration, Window Tint Violation, and Driving with a Suspended License.

An arrest and booking sheet, probable cause affidavit, and property form were completed, and Christopher was turned over to jail personnel. Kei’Laysha had a valid driver’s license, and she drove the Hummer from the scene. I completed an evidence voucher for the marijuana and secured it inside the evidence locker at the Sheriff’s Office to be destroyed.

VIDEO/ PHOTOGRAPHIC EVIDENCE:

Video footage in use from a body camera and Unit #963.