NWGA Scanner | January 4th, 2022

Calhoun man arrested for DUI after running out of gas and calling Gordon County 911 for help

According to a Gordon County Sheriff’s Office incident report, on Friday, December 24th, 2021, at approximately 4:03 AM, Deputy Flippen was dispatched to 3532 GA-156 east in reference to a male subject that had called in and advised that he was out of gas. According to the report, Gordon 911 advised that the male subject, later identified as Leslie Thomas Ward, 48, of Calhoun, should be in a yellow in color Honda Accord. Deputy Flippen and Deputy Rickett arrived on the scene at approximately 4:13 AM. According to the report, “Mr. Ward advised Deputy Flippen that he had ran out of gas and needed help. Mr. Ward stated that he needed help cause he could not drive home. Deputy Flippen asked him why, and Mr. Ward stated cause he had a couple of drinks. Deputy Flippen could smell a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from Mr. Ward’s person. Deputy Flippen noticed that Mr. Ward had bloodshot watery eyes and also had slurred speech.” Ward stated he had been drinking liquor prior to driving. Ward then tested positive for alcohol on the deputy’s intoxometer. During field sobriety tests, Ward showed several clues of impairment. According to the report, “Deputy Flippen placed Ward under arrest for DUI driving under the influence of alcohol. Ward was read the Georgia Implied Consent Notice and agreed to the breath test. Ward was transported to the Jail, where he showed a BAC of .204 on the state test. Ward was charged with DUI Driving under the influence of alcohol and given a written warning for an expired tag.