NWGA Scanner | July 18th, 2022

Calhoun and Dalton men arrested during DUI traffic stop in Gordon County

According to a Gordon County Sheriff’s Office incident report, On June 30th, 222, at approximately 11:59 PM, Deputy Martin received a Be on the Lookout (BOLO) from Gordon E911 in reference to an intoxicated driver in Calhoun. According to the report, “Gordon E911 advised a Hispanic male later identified as Axel Ramirez Domingo, 24, of Calhoun, was at the BP gas station at 1444 North Highway 41 Calhoun. Gordon E911 advised they received a call from a concerned citizen with Discount Towing stating the Axel was very intoxicated.” The caller advised the 1999 Toyota 4-runner was traveling all over the roadway on I-75. Deputy Martin got behind the vehicle and observed the vehicle failing to maintain its lane several times from the 315-mile marker to the 312-mile marker. The deputy stopped the vehicle, which pulled into the BP gas station located at 756 Highway 53, and made contact with the driver Axel. According to the report, “Deputy Martin observed an open container of beer in the middle console cup holder. Deputy Martin also observed a Michelob ultra bottle cap sitting between the passenger William Simon Lopez, 26, of Dalton. Deputy Martin could smell a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from inside the vehicle.” Axel advised the deputy that he had only had one beer, a Modelo, before driving. Axel was observed to have glassy red eyes. During Standardized Field Sobriety Tests, Axel showed several signs of impairment. There was also a strong language barrier between them both. Axel was placed under arrest for DUI and agreed to the state test. William also advised the deputy that he only had one beer. According to the report, “Deputy Martin asked William if he had been drinking. Deputy Martin placed William under arrest for allowing another to violate Georgia Law by allowing Axel to drive under the influence of alcohol, and open container of alcohol. Deputies located several open containers inside the vehicle. Axel was transported to the Gordon County Jail, where he showed a BAC of .171.