NWGA Scanner | October 2nd, 2022
According to a Georgia State Patrol incident report, on September 18th, 2022, at 12:41 AM, Trooper Story stopped a 2007 GMC Yukon after observing blue headlights while driving down Market Street near Walnut Avenue. Trooper Story made contact with the driver Nelson Bledsoe, 42, of Calhoun. Bledsoe handed the trooper a Tennessee identification card. Trooper Story reported, “[I] asked Mr. Bledsoe why he was driving without a driver’s license, and he stated he has never had one. He also stated he was in the process of getting one. Upon talking to Mr. Bledsoe, [I] smelled the strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from Mr. Bledsoe’s breath. [I] also observed that Mr. Bledsoe had bloodshot and watery eyes. [I] asked Mr. Bledsoe if he had any alcohol to drink, and he stated “no”.” Bledsoe then showed a BAC of .099 on a PBT. During field sobriety testing, Bledsoe showed several signs of impairment. Bledsoe was placed under arrest for DUI and refused the state test. Bledsoe was transported to the Whitfield County Jail, where he was charged with DUI, driving without a valid license, and blue lights on a vehicle.