NWGA Scanner | May 17th, 2021

Calhoun man arrested for DUI after laying drag and driving reckless in front of Gordon County deputy

According to a Gordon County Sheriff’s Office incident report, on April 29th, 2021, at approximately 11:01 PM, Deputy Baldwin was on routine patrol when he observed a red Honda Civic turn off of Red Bud Road onto Warrior Path. The vehicle accelerated rapidly, causing the tires to gyrate, causing a loud squealing noise. According to the report, “The red Honda then drove out of the turn lane, into the traveling lane, before gaining control of the car, and pulling into the BP gas station at 1090 Red Bud Road. Deputy Baldwin then pulled behind the vehicle and activated his emergency equipment.” The deputy made contact with the driver Trevor Lee Easley, 20, of Calhoun, who was standing next to the car. According to the report, “while asking Mr. Easley about his driving behavior, Deputy Baldwin could smell the odor of an alcoholic beverage. Deputy Baldwin asked Mr. Easley how much he had to drink, and he stated that he had not consumed any alcohol. Deputy Baldwin walked up to the car, and in plain view, in the back floorboard, Deputy Baldwin could see a 12 pack of “Twisted Iced Tea.” The deputy advised Easley that he could smell alcohol coming from his person. Easley then stated that he had consumed some of the Twisted Iced Tea. Sergeant Flippen assisted with field sobriety tests. A search of the vehicle resulted in locating several open containers of alcohol. Sergeant Flippen conducted field sobriety testing and found Easley was, in fact, under the influence of alcohol. Easley was read the Georgia Implied Consent Notice for offenders under twenty-one and refused. Easley was transported to the Gordon County Jail charged with laying drag, no tag, reckless driving, DUI-driving under the influence of alcohol, minor in possession of alcohol, license to be carried on the person, no proof of insurance, open container, and failure to maintain lane.