NWGA Scanner | February 1st, 2021

Chattanooga man arrested on several charges after parking illegally in handicap parking spot at Dalton gas station

According to a Dalton Police Department incident report, on January 22nd, 2021, at around 11:46 PM, an officer was patrolling the area of West Walnut Ave. The officer spotted a vehicle pulling into a handicapped parking space at a gas station. The officer viewed the driver, later identified as Dewayne Webb, 27, of Chattanooga, exit the vehicle and enter the RaceTrac located at 1511 West Walnut. Due to not seeing a handicap permit, the officer got out with the vehicle when Webb returned. As the officer approached the vehicle, he reported smelling a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. Officer Webb advised why he was out with him and explained that he could not park in a handicapped spot without the proper permit. While searching the vehicle, the officer located multiple open alcoholic containers. The containers were poured out and properly disposed of. A marijuana cigarette, a small bag containing pills were also found. The pills were identified as oxycodone. A bag containing marijuana was then also located. While giving his name, Dewayne gave the wrong last name. While searching the vehicle, the officer located Dewayne’s social security card with the correct last name of Webb. Dewayne was placed into handcuffs. Once dispatch was advised of his actual name, they advised that Dewayne had a suspended license and a warrant out of Cobb County. A passenger was cited for the open container and then released with the vehicle. Dewayne was transported to the Whitfield County Jail. While booking was counting his money, they located three counterfeit bills—a 5, 20, and 100 dollar bill. Dewayne was charged with providing a false name, possession of controlled substance, driving with suspended license, and parking in a handicapped parking spot.