NWGA Scanner | February 20th, 2021

16-year-old juvenile leads Whitfield County detective on pursuit while DUI

According to a Whitfield County Sheriff’s Office report, on February 13th, 2021, 8:33 PM, a detective was in the area of Tilton Road at Old Dixie Road looking for a BOLO in reference to a dark Jeep driving with one wheel only having a rim, no tire. The detective observed the vehicle pass going west on Tilton Road and attempted to pull the vehicle with a Mexico tag over. The vehicle, which was driving on a rim, accelerated and got up to approximately 55 miles per hour. The detective observed the vehicle fail to maintain its lane and quickly performed a PIT on the vehicle ending the pursuit near Nottingham Drive. The deputy gave verbal commands for the driver to show his hands. The driver, later identified as a 16-year-old juvenile, rolled the window down, showed his hands, and stated, “you a b***h” over and over. The deputy opened the door, grabbed the driver, and forcing him to the ground. The detective also had help with hand-cuffing the juvenile by the 911 caller of the BOLO. The juvenile was read his Miranda Rights. When asked what happened to his tire, the juvenile advised he stole it. The juvenile advised he wrecked the vehicle a few weeks ago, so the vehicle is his now. The detective reported he could smell a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from the juvenile. When asked, the juvenile stated he didn’t know how much he had to drink, but it was a lot. The juvenile was asked where his parents were and stated he didn’t know, and they “pissed him off.” The juvenile advised that he did not have a valid license. When the detective showed the juvenile the rim he was driving on, he stated: “no wonder it didn’t want to f**king go.” When asked if he realized the seriousness of the entire incident, the juvenile advised he “doesn’t give a f**k.” The juvenile was read implied consent under 21 and consented to implied consent. At the Jail, the juvenile blew a .112. The juvenile was charged with failure to maintain lane, DUI, driving without a license, and fleeing to elude.