NWGA Scanner | June 2nd, 2022

Cedartown man arrested for DUI after 911 call from concerned citizen in Gordon County

According to a Gordon County Sheriff’s Office incident report, On Saturday, May 21st, 2022 at 9:22 PM, the clerk at the BP Fuel Station at 1444 US-41 called to report two men that were intoxicated in the parking lot driving a white Ford F-150. According to the report, “The clerk stated the truck was sitting at pump number two, and the two men had bought alcohol and were drinking in their truck. Deputy Stevens arrived in the area and observed the suspect vehicle at pump number two. Deputy Stevens parked across the street and waited for the suspect vehicle to leave so the driver’s driving could be observed. The suspect vehicle left the parking lot and went south on US-41 without using a turn signal. Deputy Stevens pulled behind the suspect vehicle and activated his emergency equipment as the vehicle pulled into the America’s Best Inn.” Deputy Stevens observed the driver, later identified as Harlan Shamus Emery, 34, of Cedartown, step out of the vehicle and order him back into the vehicle. The deputy made contact with Emery and immediately noticed several open containers inside the vehicle and smelled the strong odor of alcohol emitting from the vehicle. According to the report, “Deputy Stevens began speaking with Mr. Emery and noticed his eyes were watery and bloodshot. Mr. Emery also swayed back and forth as he stood before Deputy Stevens .” Emery explained he had been at the lake in Blue Ridge most of the day and stated he could not say how much alcohol he had consumed, but it was “probably way too much”. During Standard Field Sobriety Tests, Emery showed several signs of impairment and declined further testing. Emery was placed under arrest for DUI and refused the state test for blood. Emery was transported to the Gordon County Jail, charged with DUI and open container violation.