NWGA Scanner | March 31st, 2022

Canton woman arrested for DUI after concerned citizen observes her driving erratic in Calhoun and takes her keys

According to a Gordon County Sheriff’s Office incident report, On Saturday, March 26th, 2022, at 10:41 PM, Deputy Rickett was dispatched to Viking Drive in reference to a possible drunk driver. The concerned citizen/911 caller advised the deputy he observed a silver car drive by his residence multiple times. The concerned citizen advised the car was driving up and down the road squealing tires and slamming on its brakes. The concerned citizen advised when the vehicle stopped. He then pulled the keys from the ignition to keep the female from driving due to suspecting her to be under the influence. The intoxicated female driver, later identified as Kelli Alexandra Dery, 25, of Canton, was very irate attempting to fight the concerned citizen. According to the report, A male possibly named Erick Ralec-Lopez, 36, of Viking Drive, Calhoun, then quickly pulled up and picked Dery up from the side of the road. According to the report, “The concerned citizen stated he then got into Mrs. Dery’s car and drove it into his driveway, removing it from the roadway due to oncoming traffic and called E-911. Deputy Rickett was conducting inventory on the vehicle when he observed a cell phone in the passenger seat of the car ringing. Deputy Rickett observed the name on the phone to be Erick. Deputy Rickett answered the cell phone where he heard a female screaming loudly.” The concerned citizen was able to identify Very by her license, who was found inside her vehicle. Erick and Very then showed back up to the scene to get the vehicle. According to the report, “When Mrs. Dery exited the vehicle Deputy Rickett observed Mrs. Dery have watery eyes, slurred speech, and was unsteady on her feet. Deputy Rickett could smell a strong odor of alcoholic beverage coming from her breath. Mrs. Dery advised she was in an argument earlier on the above date with her boyfriend. Mrs. Dery stated she was at a friend’s house when she began consuming alcoholic beverages. Mrs. Dery advised Deputy Rickett she consumed approximately 4 to 5 beers and 2 to 3 shots. Mrs. Dery admitted to driving the car to the location. Mrs. Dery also admitted to Deputy Rickett she was drinking in her vehicle while at her friend’s residence. Mrs. Dery then stated she knew she would fail the field tests.” Very was transported to the Gordon County Jail, where she showed a BAC of .194, which is over twice the legal limit of .08. Very was booked into the jail, charged with DUI.