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Brandon Patterson


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On May 07, 2023, at 01:06 hours, I Officer C. Taylor conducted a traffic stop at 270 N Lee St. (Shell Station). While I was behind the vehicle on N Lee St. at Cabiness Rd. I checked the registration on my laptop, it showed the vehicle has suspended registration and no insurance on the vehicle. I activated my emergency lights and conducted a traffic stop.

I made contact with the driver (Mr. Patterson) of the vehicle. I advised Mr. Patterson of the reason I conducted the traffic stop. Mr. Patterson stated he will have to check with his wife about the insurance. Mr. Patterson called his wife and advised she is on her way to him.

While I was talking to Mr. Patterson, he keeps steeping away from me. I advised dispatch to check Mr. Patterson, by his name and date of birth. Dispatch advised me that Mr. Patterson’s license is revoked, he is only allowed to drive from school or work.

I then spoke to Mr. Patterson about his license and could smell the scent of alcohol coming from him. I asked Mr. Patterson if he has been drinking and he stated yes. I asked Mr. Patterson how much has he had to drink and he would not answer.

Cpl. Hughley had his alcohol sensor and Mr. Patterson refused to blow into it. Mr. Patterson just stated he was just trying to help a friend by taking them home.

Myself and Cpl. Hughley instructed Mr. Patterson to turn around and place his hands behind his back. Mr. Patterson did not turn around but kept facing us.

Myself and Cpl. Hughley then turned him around and placed him in handcuffs. I double locked the handcuffs behind his back, while myself and Cpl. Hughley escorted Mr. Patterson to my patrol vehicle he tired to walk the other way.

When we got to my patrol vehicle with Mr. Patterson, he complained about the handcuffs being too tight. I then checked the handcuffs and adjusted the handcuffs. Mr. Patterson was then placed Mr. Patterson in the rear seat of my patrol vehicle.

Dispatch was advised to have the next list tow service en route for the vehicle. Dispatch advised the Buices Tow Service is en route. while I was checking the vehicle I noticed a small bottle of Crown Royal in the back seat, the bottle was open and almost empty.

Buices Tow Service arrived and took possession of the vehicle. Buices Tow Service was advised the vehicle has suspended registration and no insurance.

I transported Mr. Patterson to Monreo County Detention Center and turned him over to jail staff without incident. I issued Mr. Patterson citations for suspended registration (O.C.G.A 40-6-15, citation number 101100929), no insurance (O.C.G.A 40-6-10, citation number 10-1100930), violation of license regtrictions (O.C.G.A 40-5-30, citation number 101100933), DUI – alcohol less safe (O.C.G.A 40-6-391A1, citation number 101100931), obstructing law enforcement officers (O.C.G.A 16-10-24, citation number 101100932), and open container of alcohol in motor vehicle (O.C.G.A 40-6-253, citation number 101100934).

Mr. Patterson signed all the citations except two (obstruction and open container).

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