Savannah Hairston

Hairston, Savannah Nicole

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On September 15th, 2022, at approximately 21:34 hours, I was dispatched to a single vehicle accident on GA 125 in Tift County, Georgia. I arrived on-scene at 21:41 hours. I made contact on-scene Deputy. SGT McQueen stated that they received a call of a vehicle in the ditch. He stated he began to speak to the driver, and she appeared to be under the influence. He stated that she was really confused about how the accident happen. He also stated at one point he told her to turn off the window shield wipers and she turned them on a higher speed and left them on.

I made contact with the driver who was later identified by her name and date of birth to be Savannah Nicole Hairston. I asked Mrs. Hairston what happen. She stated that she was following a vehicle. The driver was unable to give clear guidance of where she was coming from or traveling to. I asked the driver if she had taken any medications and she stated nothing not prescribed to her. She also stated that she takes [REDACTED BY AGENCY] because she was a recovering addict. The driver also stated that she was almost 30 weeks pregnant. I asked Mrs. Hairston, if she would consent to field sobriety, she agreed.

After medically clearing the driver, I positioned her in front of my patrol vehicle on a flat, dirt, surface free from obstructions to perform the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus portion of field sobriety. The driver’s eyes were bloodshot. After explaining the instruction, I asked the driver if she understood them. She stated yes. I observed the driver’s pupils were equal in size and showed no signs of resting Nystagmus. I observed both eyes tracked equally. I observed 0 clues.

Next, on the Walk and Turn, was not performed.

Next, on the One Leg Stand, was not performed.

Finally, I performed the Modified Romberg evaluation where the driver was instructed to estimate the passing of thirty seconds. Mrs. Hairston internal clock registered 23 seconds. Also, the driver would never give me the exact time she was finished. During the evaluation the driver almost, face planted.

I placed the driver under arrest for Driving Under the Influence. I read Mrs. Hairston the Georgia Implied Consent Notice for Suspects Age 21 or Over, requesting blood, and she agreed. I placed the driver in the rear of my patrol vehicle.

The vehicle was towed and stored by Newtons Towing. After clearing the scene, I transported Mrs. Hairston to Tift Regional Medical Center. Nurse [REDACTED] drew blood from the right arm at 22:39 hours. While out at the hospital, Mrs. Hairston made the comment that she was there to get her some ice cream. I then transported Mrs. Hairston to the Tift County Jail. Mrs. Hairston was charged with Driving Under the Influence, fail to maintain lane, due care, and License not on person.

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