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Brandon Carmichael

Carmichael, Brandon Elijah

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Officer’s Narrative:
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On April 24, 2023 I, Jonathan Davis, responded to a Vehicle Wreck with injuries that was on Parker Road near Highway 80 side. While en route dispatch updated me saying that he left the scene of the wreck and was on the way back.

Upon arrival I observed a white in color convertible Mitsubishi Eclipse with Tag #[REDACTED]. I smelled a slight odor of alcohol in the air. I observed the wreck scene and how it occurred see accident report for details. A few minutes later Mr. Brandon Carmichael arrived with his father Mr. [REDACTED] and I observed Mr. Brandon being the only one with injuries.

Mr. [REDACTED] informed me they attempted to call 911 on scene but was unable to get cell service being the valley like area the wreck was located in. EMS was on scene and I began speaking to Mr. Brandon and smelled a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from his person and breath.

I advised Mr. Brandon to let EMS go ahead and check him out and I would talk to him after. I observed EMS place a neck brace on him and asked if they were going to take him. EMS advised me they were and I requested if I could run some test real quick without interfering with his medical treatment.

EMS allowed me in the back of the ambulance and I stayed near the top of his head so EMS could do their job without me being in the way. I observed Mr. Brandon in a neck brace and he was unable to move his head and instructed him to follow the dim light I placed approximately 12 to 15 inches away and instructed him to follow it with his eyes and his eyes only.

Mr. Brandon conducted HGN testing and the results were as follows:

Lack of Smooth Pursuit – Present in both eyes
Maximum Deviation – Present in both eyes
Onset prior to 45 Degrees – Present in both eyes

Unable to do walk and turn and one leg stand due to being in the back of the ambulance but HGN gave me all clues. I requested Mr. Brandon give me a breath sample on PBT to see if it was positive for alcohol and he complied and gave the breath sample. Mr. Brandon laughed and asked what it was. I showed him the results with it being .163 on Portable Breath Test and it being a positive reading.

I informed him that I was going to take out warrants for DUI, Failure to maintain lane, and driving too fast for conditions and he could turn himself in, in a couple of days. I spoke with Mr. Brandon’s parents and advised them I was going to take out warrants for DUI, Failure to maintain lane, and driving too fast for conditions.

Vehicle released to Brown’s Towing after they flipped it back over and Mr. Brandon was released to EMS for medical treatment. Warrant application has been completed and pending review.

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