Hinds, Jaevon Marcus
Date of Booking:
Reason(s) For Booking:
IMPROPER TAG COVER
DUI – DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL
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On Friday June 08 2022, At 2358 hours. I was conducting traffic enforcement in the area of GA-38 near General Stewart Way. While I was traveling on GA-38, I observed a white Nissan Maxima (Ga tag: [REDACTED]) driving on GA-38 with a dark tag cover that obstructed the view of the license plate.
I got behind the vehicle, activated my emergency equipment and conducted a traffic stop at Ga-38 and General Stewart Way. The vehicle immediately pulled into the Quality Inn hotel parking lot. I approached the driver side window and made contact with the driver, Jaevon Hinds. I explained to Mr. Hinds the reason he was pulled over and asked him for his drivers license. While I standing at the driver window, I smelled the strong odor of marijuana emitting from the vehicle. I asked Hinds to step out of the vehicle and stand on the front of my patrol car. I asked Hinds where he was coming from, Hinds stated he was coming from his sister’s house. Hinds stated he was picking up someone from the Empire event center. While I was speaking to Hinds, I noticed Hinds’ eyelids were extremely droopy and his eyes were glazed looking.
I asked Hinds when the last time someone smoked marijuana in his vehicle. Hinds said everyone in the car smoked marijuana earlier in the day. I asked Hinds if there is anything else in the car, Hinds said he has about three grams of marijuana in the vehicle. I asked Hinds how much marijuana he has smoked today. Hinds said he smoked about two joints with about one gram of marijuana in each joint. ( total amount Hinds smoked was 2 grams) I asked Hinds if he was the only person who smoked the joints, he said “yeah.” While I was speaking to Hinds, I could smell the slight odor of an alcoholic beverage emitting from his breath. I asked Hinds how much he had to drink tonight, Hinds said he hasn’t had anything to drink. I informed Hinds that I could smell the odor of an alcoholic beverage and asked him again how much he had to drink tonight, Hinds changed his response and said he only had one drink around 9:00 pm. While I was talking to Hinds, The strong odor of marijuana continued emitting from his person.
Hinds said he had one mix drink (Mike’s Hard malt beverage) at his sister’s house. I asked Hinds what time he smoked marijuana, Hinds stated he smoked both joints around 9:00 pm also. While I was speaking to Hinds his body language was showing signs of impairment. Hinds eyes were glossy and watery. ADS Styles arrived on scene to assist.
I searched the vehicle and located a clear plastic bag of marijuana inside the vehicle that had a total weight less than one ounce. The bag the marijuana was located in, Hinds stated belongs to him. Hinds destroyed the marijuana on scene.
I asked Hinds if he would like to perform field sobriety evaluations to ensure he was safe to drive, Hinds consented to conduct the evaluations. I asked Hinds several medical questions. I asked Hinds if he has any injury that prevents him from walking in a straight line. Hinds stated he has a sharp pain in his back when he walks. I asked Hinds if he is diabetic, he said “no.” I asked Hinds if he had a major head or neck injuries, Hinds said “no.”. I asked Hinds if he was wearing contacts or glasses, Hinds stated “no.”
When Standardized Field Sobriety evaluations were conducted, the ground was flat and free of defects. I conducted the horizontal gaze nystagmus evaluation. I explained and demonstrated the evaluation. I confirmed that Hinds had equal pupil size, equal tracking, and no resting nystagmus. I did not observe any clues during the horizontal gaze nystagmus evaluation.
The walk and turn evaluation and the one leg stand evaluation were not completed due to Hinds stating he has a back injury.
I conducted the lack of convergence evaluation. I explained and demonstrated the evaluation, During the lack of convergence evaluation. Hinds followed my finger, Hinds eyes would not converge and both eyes went in separate directions. I conducted a second pass using the same evaluation. The second time Hinds followed my finger, Hinds eyes would not converge again and both eyes went in separate directions.
I conducted the Modified Romberg balance evaluation. I explained and demonstrated the evaluation, During the Modified Romberg balance evaluation. I explained to Hinds to count to what he thinks 30 second in his own head and when he is finished bring his head forward and say stop. During the Modified Romberg balance evaluation, I observed the following clues,
eye lid trembles
swaying while standing
internal clock was 4 seconds slower then the actual time.
I conducted the finger to nose evaluation. I explained and demonstrated the evaluation, During the finger to nose evaluation. Hinds started with his left finger. I explained to Hinds that he would touch the tip of his nose with the tip of his index finger.
I observed the following clues,
lst Left- touched the middle of his nose.
lst right- touched the top bridge of his nose.
2nd left touched the tip of his nose
2nd right- touched the middle of his nose.
3rd right-touched the middle of his nose
3rd left- touched the middle of his nose.
I administered a preliminary breath test. I explained to Hinds that the alco-sensor was not the state breath test. Hinds submitted a sample of his breath which indicate negative for the presence of alcohol at .000 grams.
I advised Hinds that he was under arrest (0033 Hours) for driving under the influence. I placed Hinds in handcuffs (double locked and checked for fit) and conducted a search of his person with no findings on her person. I placed Hinds in the backseat of my patrol car. I confirmed Hinds age and read him Georgia’s implied consent notice for suspects 21 and over from the lime green card and requested blood. Hinds verbally responded “no” at (0036 hours).
The vehicle was released to Hinds sister upon his consent.
I transported Hinds to the Liberty County Jail and released him to the booking staff, along with the listed citations: Driving Under the Influence and improper tag cover.
I filled out a Georgia 1205 form and submitted it to the Georgia Department of Driver Services.
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