NWGA Scanner | July 5th, 2021

Calhoun woman arrested for DUI after fleeing from Gordon County deputy in van

According to a Gordon County Sheriff’s Office report, on Sunday, June 22nd, 2021, at approximately hours 10:11 PM, Deputy J.T. Davis was patrolling the area of Dews Pond Road. According to the report, as Deputy Davis approached Dews Pond at Buck Boulevard, he observed a Honda van accelerating towards Dews Pond Road. Deputy Davis could also hear tires squealing and a woman yelling. The deputy turned his patrol vehicle around near Hummingbird Lane, at which point he could see the same Honda van reversing quickly north on Buck Boulevard. According to the report, “Deputy Davis drove back towards Dews Pond Road and then north on Buck Boulevard. Deputy Davis observed the van traveling back south on Buck Boulevard.” The driver, later identified as Lindsey Morgan Perry, 27, of Calhoun, was operating the vehicle with its high beams activated as the deputy drove towards her van. The deputy activated his blue lights and attempted to conduct a traffic stop with the van. According to the report, Perry then accelerated at a high rate of speed toward the deputy. Perry drove off the roadway into a yard and then turned west on Dews Pond Road, driving recklessly. According to the report, “As Ms. Perry turned the vehicle west on Dews Pond Road, the vehicle slid into the opposite lane of travel. Deputy Davis turned his patrol vehicle around and activated his siren. As Deputy Davis attempted to catch up to the vehicle on Dews Pond Road, he observed the vehicle swerve to the left and begin to stop quickly. As Deputy Davis got closer to the vehicle, he observed the driver’s side door of the offending vehicle to be open. The vehicle coasted into a ditch at 3833 Dews Pond Road.” The deputy secured the van. According to the report, The van came back registered to Perry, and Gordon County dispatch also advised Perry had an active warrant for fleeing through the Gordon County Sheriff’s Office. Perry was located hiding in the backyard of 136 Pathfinder Circle. Her clothes were wet, and she was scratched on her torso and arms, which was consistent with someone fleeing through the thick brush in the area, according to the report. The deputy reported that Perry acted confused. Her speech was slurred, and her eyes were bloodshot, according to the report. A strong odor of alcoholic beverage could be detected coming from Perry’s person and breath. According to the report, “It was clear Ms. Perry had been under the influence while operating the vehicle.” Perry refused the state testing of her blood. The warrant was confirmed, and she was transported to the Gordon County Jail, charged with probation violation original charge- fleeing, criminal trespass, driving too fast for conditions, driving while license expired, DUI – alcohol, drugs, other intoxicants, fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer, obstruction/hindering of officer, possession of methamphetamine, reckless driving, and tail lights. At the jail, Perry stated she had just been in a domestic dispute prior to the chase. Perry stated when she saw Deputy Davis activate his blue lights and siren, she panicked and fled because she knew she had an active warrant. While searching the area where Perry had fled on foot to Deputy Davis located a clear plastic bag containing a crystal substance consistent with methamphetamine on the pool deck where Perry had been lying.