NWGA Scanner | June 29th, 2022

Chatsworth teen arrested for DUI after crashing landscaping company box truck in Whitfield County

According to a Whitfield County Sheriff’s Office incident report, On June 21st, 2022, at approximately 5:33 PM, Deputy Greene responded to 1146 Cavender Road (Imperial Landscapes), in reference to a box truck that had struck a fence at this location. Deputy Greene arrived on the scene and met with the business owner, along with Jacob Hunter Sitton, 19, of Chatsworth, and Austin Head, who were both in the box truck, according to the owner. He stated that Sitton was the driver, and Head was the passenger. According to the report, “Deputy Greene immediately noticed that Sitton’s eyes were red and glassy, his speech seemed very relaxed for someone who had just wrecked a company vehicle on the company’s property, and he seemed confused stating, “I don`t know how this happened”. Sitton even laughed and stated, “I don’t really understand what happened”. Deputy Greene asked if Sitton had been drinking today and he stated, “I drunk a little bit”. Deputy Greene asked how much, and Sitton stated, “not much, do you know what I mean?”. Sitton then stated he had drunk one tall boy Natural Ice. Deputy Greene then asked for Sitton’s driver’s license, and upon receiving the license from Sitton, Deputy Greene realized that Sitton was under the age of 21. Deputy Greene asked Sitton his age, and he stated he was 19, and he laughed when he said that. Deputy Greene asked how he obtained the alcoholic beverage, and he stated he bought it at a store, and no one even asked for his ID.” The owner stated that he was unaware that Sitton had been drinking while working, but he was sure that Sitton was under the influence of alcohol. He stated the value of the damaged fence was probably near $5000. During Standardized Field Sobriety, Sitton showed several signs of impairment and showed a BAC of .08 on a PBT. Sitton was transported to the Whitfield County Jail, where he showed a BrAC of .184 (Which is well over the legal limit of .02 for underage). Sitton was booked into the jail and charged with DUI.