NWGA Scanner | March 19th, 2021

Calhoun man found DUI after leaving bar and driving all over the roadway in Gordon County

According to a Gordon County Sheriff’s Office incident report, on Wednesday, March 10th, 2021, at approximately 11:06 PM, Deputy Stevens was on patrol on Rome Road (Highway 53) near Plainville Road searching for a BOLO for a vehicle that was driving on the wrong side of the road. The deputy noticed a white Chrysler 300 pull out onto Rome Road from the area of Crazy Acres Bar and Grille at 3445 Rome Road. While accessing Rome Road from Crazy Acres, the vehicle took a wide turn into the far right lane, jerking the wheel to the left back into the left-hand lane. This erratic movement caught the deputy’s attention. The deputy approached the vehicle to run the tag through dispatch when the vehicle began to swerve all over the roadway. Deputy Stevens determined the driver was a danger to the motoring public and initiated a traffic stop. When the deputy approached the vehicle, he immediately noticed the driver, identified as Brendan James Nix, 32, of Calhoun, very disoriented with watery, bloodshot eyes. Nix fumbled around through his wallet, looking for his ID, and then stated he did not have a license. Nix was asked to step to the rear of the vehicle. Nix kept one hand on the vehicle for balance while walking to the rear. The deputy smelled the odor of alcoholic beverages emitting from Nix’s breath and person. When asked how many alcoholic beverages he consumed prior to driving, Nix stated initially “just a few” drinks but later admitted he had consumed ten beers. Nix also stated the beers were 16 ounces per beverage and were “Pabst Blue Ribbon” brand. Nix’s speech was slurred, and when asked to do the Field Sobriety Test, he stated he would fail the test. Nix was placed under arrest for DUI and agreed to implied consent. Nix was transported to the Gordon County Jail, where his blood-alcohol level showed “0.243 grams, more than triple the legal limit of 0.08 grams,” According to the report. Nix was charged with failure to maintain lane, driving while license suspended, and DUI-driving under the influence of alcohol.