NWGA Scanner | June 28th, 2022

Calhoun mother assaults deputy during DUI traffic stop with 3-year-old son in Gordon County

According to a Gordon County Sheriff’s Office incident report, On Tuesday, June 14th, 2022, at 5:20 PM, Deputy Stevens was requested for assistance with a DUI investigation at the BP Gas Station at 110 Shope Lake Road. Detective Pulliam initiated a traffic stop with the vehicle due to concerns for the motoring public’s safety after he observed the suspect driver, identified as Kacie Lynn Temelcoff, 26, of Calhoun, fail to maintain lane several times and also observed the driver swerve off the roadway into the grass. The detective advised he suspected the Kacie might be under the influence of drugs and requested Deputy Stevens to conduct field sobriety testing because of his advanced training in detecting impaired drivers. Kacie advised the deputy she had smoked marijuana and takes medication for depression but has not taken anything that would impair her ability to drive. A consent search of her vehicle turned up no illicit drugs or paraphernalia. During field sobriety testing, Kacie showed several signs of impairment. According to the report, “Deputy Stevens used his discretion and instructed Ms. Kacie to contact family or friends to pick her up along with her 3-year-old juvenile son. Ms. Kacie continued to get frustrated with Deputy Stevens while Deputy Stevens tried to calm her and reassure her we were there to help. Kaci approached Deputy Stevens again, inquiring why she could not drive home from the scene after she was just instructed she was determined to be DUI and was given a chance to leave without repercussion. Deputy Stevens advised Ms. Kacie she needed to get her mother on the phone or she would be going to jail, which was the only alternative. Ms. Kacie then retreated to the driver seat of her vehicle and shut the door while Deputy Stevens was standing there and waiting for her to make contact with her mother. Deputy Stevens then determined enough time and resources had been used with this subject, and deputies were delaying resolution of the incident by allowing the offender to continue with her behavior.” Deputy Stevens placed his hand on Kacie and advised her to “step out of the vehicle you’re going to jail”. She immediately began pulling her arm away from the deputy and started yelling and screaming at the top of her lungs. Kacie then began throwing a tantrum while thrashing about and screaming, actively ripping her arms from the grip of deputies who were attempting to place her in cuffs. Kacie kicked her legs and struck Deputy Stevens’s right knee. The deputy did receive a small injury during the assault. She was eventually placed under arrest after being threatened with a taser. DFCS was advised of the situation and turned custody of the juvenile to the detective. Kacie was booked into the Gordon County Jail, charged with DUI, failure to maintain lane, DUI child endangerment, and felony obstruction of law enforcement officers.