NWGA Scanner | July 1st, 2021

Calhoun man arrested for DUI after going into house and obstructing Gordon County deputy during traffic stop

According to a Gordon County Sheriff’s Office incident report, on June 23rd, 2021, at around 10:28 AM, Deputy Kuhlman with SORT Unit was sitting at the stop sign on Craigtown Road at Chatsworth Highway. According to the report, “Deputy Kuhlman noticed a white vehicle approaching Chatsworth Highway from Newtown Church Road. When the vehicle reached the stop sign on Newtown Church Road, the driver failed to obey the stop sign and drove out onto Chatsworth Highway. The driver made a sweeping left-hand turn onto Chatsworth Highway. The vehicle’s passenger side front tire left the roadway as it dropped into the top portion of a culvert. There was enough forward energy that the vehicle did not get stuck. The driver continued back onto the roadway as he drove West on Chatsworth Highway toward Interstate 75.” As the deputy approached, the driver, later identified as Casey Adam Chastain, 34, of Calhoun, made a quick left turn into a residential driveway. The deputy waited for the radio to clear and give out the information. According to the report, before the deputy could finish giving this information out, the driver’s side door opened and Casey exited wearing nothing but his underwear. The deputy stepped out of his patrol vehicle and tried to make verbal contact with Casey by calling him “Sir.” According to the report, Casey did not look toward the deputy as he shut the vehicle’s driver’s door. Casey then began quickly stumbling toward the side door of the home. Casey then went inside, closing the door. Other Deputies from the Gordon County Sheriff’s Office and a Georgia State Trooper came to the residence for assistance. According to the report, “There were several attempts to get Casey to come to the door of the residence by knocking on the door and the side of the home.” A female inside and her juvenile daughter came outside after several phone calls from deputies and other family members. She allowed deputies access to the residence so they could make contact with Casey. Deputies made entry into the bedroom where Casey was. According to the report, “Immediate contact was made with Casey. Deputies gave orders to Casey to get on the floor. Casey responded with, “F**k You.” The taser was deployed, and the male was taken into custody.” Casey then refused to take the state-administered breath test. Casey was transported to the Gordon County Jail, where he soiled himself in the backseat of the deputy’s patrol vehicle. Casey was charged with DUI-driving under the influence of alcohol, running stop signs, failure to maintain lane, and obstruction of law enforcement.