NWGA Scanner | January 11th, 2022
According to a Dalton Police Department incident report, on December 29th, 2021, at approximately 9:50 PM, Officer Cook was sitting stationary at Thornton Avenue and Cuyler Street when a lookout (BOLO)was given for a black Camaro all over the roadway, northbound on Thornton Avenue. Moments later, the officer spotted the Camaro weaving all over the roadway. Officer Cook reported, “He crossed the center line several times and almost ran off the road and onto the curb on the right side of the road. The driver was also unable to maintain a steady speed. He kept slowing down and speeding up rapidly. [I] conducted a traffic stop on the Camaro at Thornton Ave and Cleo Way. The Camaro stopped on the side of the road instead of pulling into a parking lot. Due to the poor weather, [I] told the driver to pull undercover. [I] had to tell him twice before he understood. When he did begin to pull over to The gas station, he pulled onto the road and made a ridiculously wide right turn into the turning lane and almost into the oncoming lane of traffic.” Once stopped, the driver, Dharmender Singh, 32, of Canton, stepped out of the vehicle and was obviously a bit unsteady on his feet. Officer Cook reported, “[I] asked Singh how much he had to drink. At first, he stated that he doesn’t drink. Then he said just one beer.” He then failed field sobriety testing and showed a BrAC of .249 on a field Alco-Sensor. Singh was placed under arrest for DUI and agreed to the state test of his breath. Officer Hammontree found the passenger, Kuldeep Singh, to have an open container of Tito’s vodka. He was cited for the open container and released. Singh was transported to the Whitfield County jail, where he gave a successful sample of his breath after three attempts for various reasons. Singh showed a BAC of .274, more than three times the legal limit. Singh was charged with DUI .08 grams or more, weaving over roadway, and open container of alcohol.