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Jennifer Ingram

Name:
INGRAM, JENNIFER LYNN

Date of Booking:
05/24/2023

Reason(s) For Booking:
DUI – DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL WHILE DRIVING COMMERCIAL MOTOR VEHICLE

OPEN CONTAINER OF ALCOHOL IN MOTOR VEHICLE

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 May 24, 2023 at approximately 1231 hours I, Sergeant N. Ortiz, was dispatched to the Monroe County High school in reference to a drunk driver.

While in route dispatched advised that a [WITNESS #1] had called the Sheriff’s Office stating that his wife Jennifer Ingram had left their residence to pick up their children from school and he suspected her to be intoxicated. [WITNESS #1] stated she was driving a black 2013 Hyundia Sonata registration [REDACTED].

Lt Williams then observed the vehicle at the tennis court parking lot in front of Mary Persons High School. Upon my arrival I made contact with Jennnifer and smelled the odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from her person.

Lt. Williams advised me that when he made contact with the vehicle, it was running and Jennifer was in the driver’s seat along with a 14 year old female in the passenger seat. I asked Jennifer if she had anything to drink today and she stated she had drunk 3 shoots of fireball at approximately 1030 before driving into town to get her childern.

While speaking with Jennifer she slurred her speech and had difficulty maintaining her balance.

Jennifer stated that it was normal for her to start drinking at approximately 1030 and she normally drank this much. Jennifer stated she knew she was intoxicated but knew she could drive home.

I asked Jennifer if she would participate in standardized field sobriety and she stated “yes”. I asked if Jennifer wore contacts or glasses and she stated “no”. I asked if she had any surgeries that would hinder her from taking any of the tests and she stated that she did have a couple of cosmetic surgeries.

I then explained the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus test and asked if she under stood and she stated “yes”. I observed equal tracking and pupil size in both eyes. I also observed lack of smooth pursuit in both eyes, distinct and sustained nystagmus at maximum deviation in both eyes, and onset of nystagmus prior to 45 degrees in both eyes. I also had to tell Jennifer to stop moving her head multiple times during the test.

Next, I explained and demonstrated the instruction for the Walk and Turn Test and asked if Jennifer understood and she stated “yes”. I observed Jennifer not maintain her balance, start too soon 4 times, stop walking before she attempted the turn, fail to touch heel to toe 5 times, step off line 6 times, turn improperly, and take the wrong number of steps taking only 17 steps instead of 18.

Last, I explained and demonstrated the instruction for the one Leg Stand and asked if she understood and she stated “yes”. Jennifer attempted to conduct the test but kept putting her foot down. Jennifer then stated that she could not do it.

I then placed Jennifer under arrest and placed her hands behind her back securing them with my handcuffs checking for fit and double locking them.

I placed Jennifer in the rear seat of my patrol vehicle and advised her of her Meranda Rights and asked if she understand and she stated “yes”. I then read Georgia implied Consent from the green card and asked for a breath sample and she stated “yes”.

Inside the vehicle I observed 1 empty single shoot bottle of Fireball and an unopened bottle as well. The vehicle was then removed from the parking lot by the list wrecker Corner Towing.

I transported Jennifer to the Monroe County Jail to run a Intox 9000 breath test. Upon conducting the breath test the results indicated a BAC of .21.

I charged Jennifer with driving while under the influence and open container.

The rear seat of my patrol vehicle was searched before and after transporting Jennifer.

[End of Narrative]