NWGA Scanner | July 19th, 2021

Adairsville teenager arrested for DUI after crashing in the earlier morning hours in Gordon County

According to a Gordon County Sheriff’s Office report, on Friday, July 9th, 2021, at approximately 4:47 AM, Deputy J.D. Holley was dispatched to Old Dixie Highway in the area of LG Drive in reference to a vehicle crash. According to the report, “When Deputy Holley arrived on the scene, he observed a black in color passenger car that had crashed into the woods on the West side of the roadway. Deputy Holley located several subjects who were standing around the vehicle trying to get it out.” The deputy made contact with the driver of the vehicle, identified as Cainan Lane Mahan, 19, of Adairsville. According to the report, Mahan had blood on his shirt and was wearing no shoes. While the deputy was speaking with Mahan, he could smell the strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from his person and bloodshot watery eyes. When asked, Mahan stated he had consumed several twisted teas not too long ago. According to the report, after standardized field sobriety testing, Deputy Holley determined that Mahan was under the influence of alcohol to the extent that it was unsafe for him to be operating a vehicle. The deputy placed Mahan in handcuffs and advised him he was being arrested for DUI driving under the influence of alcohol. Mahan agreed to the state breath test and was transported to the Gordon County Jail, where he showed a BAC of 0.155. Mahan was charged with DUI driving under the influence of alcohol, failure to maintain lane, and possession of alcohol under 21.