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Don McCall

Name:
McCall, Don Elias

Date of Booking:
10/12/2022

Reason(s) For Booking:
DUI – DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL

FAILURE TO MAINTAIN LANE

Officer’s Narrative:
[Please note: The following is a direct transcription from the official initial incident report. The Georgia Gazette does not fix any spelling or grammatical errors that may exist. Any changes or redactions made by our staff are placed inside brackets. Some errors may exist. All subjects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. The topics discussed may be sensitive to some readers. Discretion is advised.]


On Wednesday October 12, at 0202 hours. I responded to assist the City of Walthourville Police Department on a traffic stop at Dunlevie Rd near Wilder Rd

When I arrived on scene, I met with the City of Walthourville Officer (Heck) 422. Officer Heck stated when he approached the driver, he could smell the odor of an alcoholic beverage emitting from his breath.

I approached the driver (Don Mccall) and asked Mccall how much he had to drink; Mccall stated he had a couple beers.

I asked Mccall if he would like to perform field sobriety evaluations to ensure he was safe to drive, Mccall consented to conduct the evaluations. When standardized field sobriety evaluations were conducted, the ground was flat and free of defects. I asked Mccall if he was wearing contacts, Mccall said “No.” I asked Mccall if he had any recent head or neck injuries. Mccall said, “No.” I asked Mccall if he was diabetic and he said, “Yes.” I asked Mccall if was having a diabetic emergency, Mccall said: “no.” I asked Mccall if he had any leg or knee problems that would prevent him from walking in a straight line, Mccall said “no.”

I continued engaging Mccall in conversation and the strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming emitting from his breath. Mccall was also still swaying back and forth and was unsteady.

I conducted the horizontal gaze Nystagmus evaluation. I explained and demonstrated the evaluation. I confirmed that Mccall had equal pupil size, equal tracking, and no resting Nystagmus. During the evaluation, I observed six of the possible six validated clues which indicate impairment:

-Lack of smooth pursuit
-maximum deviation
-prior to 45 degrees

I conducted the walk and turn evaluation. I explained and demonstrated the evaluation. During the evaluation, I observed three of the possible eight validated clues which indicate impairment: The clues I observed were:

-does not touch heel to toe
-uses arms to balance
-Steps off line

Mccall never turned around, Mccall started walking backwoods

I conducted the one-leg stand evaluation. During the evaluation, I observed two of the possible four clues:

-Sways
-pus foot down

I administered a preliminary breath test. I explained to Mccall that the alco-sensor was not the state breath test. Mccall submitted a sample of his breath which provided a sample of .167 grams

Officer Heck (422) advised Mccall that he was under arrest for driving under the influence at 0235 hours.

I confirmed Mccall age and read him Georgia’s implied consent notice for suspects 21 and over from the lime green card and requested breath. [MCCALL] refused the state breath test at (0237 hours)

I (Permit # 955650) administered the state breath test using the Intoxilyzer 9000 (serial number 90-000716) Mccall provided a breath sample of .163 grams.

I released [MCCALL] to Officer Heck (422)

[End of Narrative]